Fewer admitted to hospital for self-harm

Mental Health Minister Helen Morton said admission numbers had dropped from 494 in 2013 to 306 in 2014.

�This is because waiting times to see a specialist before a young person hits crisis point have been reduced, so we are getting help for these young people before they self harm,� she said.

�We have also significantly increased the number of community-based support services now available to families

�I am encouraged to see the changes we have put into place starting to have an effect.�