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Self Harm Awareness Resource Pack

Important Information

We have updated some of the information within the On Edge: Learning About Self Harm resource pack. The pack can be used with upper primary aged children onwards.

We have included three supporting documents which includes an information sheet to highlight what has been updated and two appendices:

Appendix 1: Policy context to illustrate On Edge links to some of the key health, education and youth work policy drivers

Appendix 2: A mental health resources handout which gives information on a range of additional resources that can support child and youth mental health improvement activity.

Updated Info

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

CYP MH Framework On Edge:  maps On Edge Learning About Self Harm Resource to the NHSGGC Child and Youth Mental Health Improvement and Early Intervention Framework.

Self Harm Information for Parents and Carers

Self-harm among young people is a significant and growing public health problem. On average two teenagers in every secondary school classroom will have hurt themselves in response to the pressure of growing up in an increasingly complex and challenging world.

The On Edge Self Harm Awareness Resource Pack is for teachers and professionals working with young people and has been developed in partnership with mental health and education professionals and funded by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It includes teaching support materials and further information in the form of sign-posting to external resources and advice services, references and linked where relevant to the Curriculum for Excellence and other national guidance.

It comprises four lesson plans to accompany the video links and is designed to give pupils a rounded view of self harm and the support available. Each lesson builds on the previous one. To achieve the best results they are best delivered in the correct order within a four week period.

On Edge: Dean's story


On edge. Learning about self harm. Dean's Story from IRISS-Mindreel on Vimeo.

Lesson plans to support this video via Mindreel.

On Edge: Millie's story

Lesson plans to support this video via Mindreel.




Last Updated: 16 April 2021