Episode 4 – Self-harm
The UK has the highest self-harm rate of any country in Europe, and it remains an issue people struggle to handle, talk about, and understand.
In this episode we discuss personal experiences of self-harm and coping techniques, the latest research in the field and misunderstanding and stigma can stop people who self-harm from seeking help.
We’re joined by Swansea University’s Professor Ann John, whose main research interest is self-harm, suicide and public health. Ann also chairs the National Advisory Group to Welsh Government on Suicide an Self harm prevention.
Our second guest is Si, co-founder of Heads Above the Waves, a not-for-profit organisation that works with young people to promote positive, creative ways of dealing with bad days.
Research papers mentioned during this episode
- The good, the bad and the unknown: A systematic review of the relationship between internet use, self-harm and suicidal behaviour in young people.
- Self-harm and suicide in schools: What needs to be addressed for schools to implement prevention and provide effective intervention?
- School achievement as a predictor of depression and self-harm in adolescence – you will need to make a request to read the full paper.