Self-harm among young children in UK doubles in six years

Finding comes as experts highlight huge impact of Covid-19 pandemic on young people’s mental health

The rate of self-harm among young children in the UK has doubled over the last six years, according to a new analysis.

The number of children aged nine to 12 admitted to hospital having hurt themselves intentionally rose from 221 in 2013-14 to 508 in 2019-20, data analysed for BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme has found.

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from Coronavirus | The Guardian
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