Under My Skin raises awareness of Self Harm

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24 June 2016
A play exploring the issues of self-harm has raised awareness for over 5000 young people in Oxfordshire.

Pegasus Theatre brought their play Under My Skin to 28 schools around Oxfordshire, and reached 5049 students in Years 8 and 9

The play gave young people information about coping with feelings around self-harm, stress, and the relevant services that can support them. It reduced the stigma of discussing self-harm and accessing support and highlighted the importance in speaking to the School Health Nurse.

  • 50% of the young people said the play increased their knowledge of self-harm a lot
  • 71% of young people knew how to access support after seeing the play

Instant Expert: Explore the Under My Skin infographic

The success of the play means that it will tour again in 2017, with the project aiming to reach even more young people across the county.

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


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