P-04-559 Secondary School Awareness of Self-Harm

Petition wording:


We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to put in place more educational programmes (specifically in Secondary Schools) to counteract many people’s misunderstanding of self-harm.

A growing issue amongst teenagers in Wales, 43% of people know somebody who has self-harmed according to a BBC survey. In the same survey, it was reported that 41% think that self-harm is selfish.


Additional Information: Due to the sheer volume of occurrences in self-harm among teenagers in Wales, I feel that there should be more awareness and approachability of the subject. Why should a teenager suffer in silence? This is why I believe that as a country we should provide more substantial resources for a sufferer to find free assistance in battling self-harm.


Petition raised by: Eleanor Price


Date Petition first considered by Committee: 17  June 2014


Number of signatures : 12