600% Rise In People Contacting Self Harm Group

"Harmless" in East Midlands say they could struggle to meet demand

The self harm support group for young people "Harmless" say over the last couple of months they've had such a big rise in email requests for help - that they could struggle to support all those needing it. 

The biggest issues are body image and relationships. Director of Harmless Caroline Roe says its all down to the way society works now "We have a Facebook culture now, where everything is public, everything is about the way we look, schools are struggling with these kinds of issues, and yet we have less support for young people to develop emotionally" 

She told Capital there needs to be more resources to help more young people - because there are services like Harmless that are struggling to meet the need of young people every day - and that many services are only funded through charity work.

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