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PHE launches new Psychological First Aid training
The online training, developed by PHE, is now available for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
From today, people who care for or work with children and young people aged up to 25 who have been affected by COVID-19 (or other emergencies or individual crises) will be able to access a new online Psychological First Aid (PFA) training course.
Covid crisis will worsen mental health of young people, say experts concerned at rise in self-harming
About 7% of UK children have attempted suicide by age of 17 – study
Covid crisis will worsen mental health of young people, say experts concerned at rise in self-harming.
About 7% of children have attempted suicide by the age of 17 and almost one in four say they have self-harmed in the past year, according to a paper in the British Journal of Psychiatry, and experts say the figures could rise as a result of the pandemic.
High levels of severe mental health difficulties: The prevalence of high psychological distress is 16.1%, 12-month prevalence of self-harm is 24.1% and lifetime attempted suicide is 7.4%.
Stark sex differences: Prevalences of mental health difficulties are consistently higher among females than males: 22.1% of females and 10.1% of males experienced high psychological distress, 28.2% of females and 20.1% of males self-harmed and 10.6% of females and 4.3% of males attempted suicide.
Large inequalities: Females, White adolescents, sexual minorities and those from lower income households have poorer mental health across most outcomes. The exceptions are: no ethnic differences in attempted suicide and no socioeconomic differences in self-harm.
Increased risk among sexual minority adolescents: There are stark inequalities by sexuality, with over half (55.8%) of LGB+ young people reporting self-harming in the last year and 21.7% of LGB+ young people having attempted suicide.