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Adolescent self-harming at crisis point on Island

Veiws expressed in repose to UK figures

The issue of adolescent self-harming 'feels like a crisis' on the Island.

That's the view of Derek Proudlove, the Consultant Psychiatrist at CAMHS, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service on the Island.

He was speaking following the publication of a report from the Children's Society in the UK which claimed nearly 25% of 14-year-old girls self-harm, and suggested children's mental health was in crisis in the UK.

Mr Proudlove says whilst he believes the situation is better here, it still feels like a crisis:

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