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14th December 2020

AcSEED Newsletter for December 2020

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11th December 2020

Kooth: An on-line Mental Health Support Platform

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11th November 2020

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NEWS: First AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

25th June 2019

Trinity School and College opens the first AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

Self harm is not a joke

8th January 2013 ... Charlotte

Earlier this week Justin Bieber was pictured with an apparent marijuana spliff and young fans have started self harming in an attempt to make the pop star stop taking the drug. Young people are posting images of their cuts on twitter under trending hashtags. What appeared to be started as a joke has now become extreamly dangerous.

Self harm already faces a lot of stigma with uninformed individuals considering it manipulative and attention seeking. Unfortunately this event has done nothing to shed reality on the emotional reasons why young people may self harm.

In participating in this behaviour young people are sending the message that self harm is a healthy coping stratergy to achieve your objective. Futher more it appears that young people are using self harm as a stratergy to unite them in a single goal. Both of which are cause for concern.

Even superfical self harm can result in infections leading to futher complications. Self harm is not a joke and the behaviour of these young people is irresposible as well as dangerous.