As part of its support for Children’s Mental Health Week, Virtual College is making a £2000 donation to SelfharmUK, a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm.

Ruth Ayres, Project Manager from SelfharmUK, commented: “We cannot thank the Virtual College enough for their generous donation. We will be able to support more young people and will be able to train, support and equip many professionals as a result.

“Self-harm is on the rise and the latest figures of young people attending A&E due to harming is hugely concerning. The Virtual College donation will help us to continue to support young people, parents and professionals, as well as campaign to end stigma around self-harm and mental illness.”

Because Virtual College believes children’s mental health and self-harm are such important issues, it is currently donating its time to creating a free online course for parents in partnership with SelfharmUK.

Available soon, the free online course ‘Understanding Young Minds – talking about mental resilience and self-harm’ aims to help raise awareness and understanding amongst parents around this topic.

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