What steps he is taking to prevent self-harm and suicide among children.
19 February 2019
Although suicides among children are relatively rare, I am concerned about increases in suicide and self-harm amongst teenagers. As Suicide Prevention Minister I am personally committed to do whatever we can to prevent suicides in children.
We have challenged social media companies to step up and protect children from harmful suicidal and self-harm content and cyberbullying.
The NHS long-term plan commits to increasing funding for children and young people’s mental health services which will ensure children can access the right support, including crisis care provision.