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



This petition was submitted by Eleanor Price, having collected 12 signatures.


Petition text:

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 peoples 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.



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/07/2016.

The Committee agreed to close petition due to the length of time that has elapsed since contact was last received from the petitioners.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/06/2014.


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 16/06/2014