New play set to tour Oxfordshire schools to raise awareness about self-harm amongst teenagers

Red hands
22 February 2016
A new play tackling the issues of self-harm will tour Oxfordshire secondary schools this spring. The play aims to increase awareness of self-harm and help people access the right support.

The professional production ‘Under My Skin’ is touring 28 secondary schools in March, and will be shown to year 8 and 9 pupils.

The tour forms the backbone of a public health initiative to challenge taboos about an issue thought to affect over 1 in 10 teenagers in the UK. It is hoped the play and complementary lessons will encourage pupils to be more open about discussing the topic with their peers and teachers, and inform them about how and where to access the right support.

The play ends with a discussion with the cast members and the opportunity to speak confidentially to members of the school health team.

For more information about self harm and where to get support, visit our Self Harm page.

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