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Self-harm

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 115552, tabled on 16 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available for young people and adults who self-harm during the covid-19 pandemic; and how much the Government spent in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020 on self-harm prevention.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

2 December 2020

We do not have data on how much funding was spent specifically on self-harm prevention in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

National Health Service mental health services have remained open for business throughout the pandemic. Our community, talking therapies and children and young people’s services have deployed innovative digital tool to connect with people and provide ongoing support. For those with severe needs or in crisis, all NHS mental health providers have established 24 hours a day, seven days a week mental health crisis lines.

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