1st March is Self Injury Awareness Day
Self-injury, which you may know as self-harm, occurs when somebody intentionally causes hurt to their body. Young Minds reports that 1 in 12 young people self-harm and 75% of young people know someone who self-harms.
It’s a difficult topic to discuss, but it’s crucial to spread awareness about it, which is why Self-Injury Awareness Day is observed every year across the world. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about self-injury, providing support to those who engage in self-harm, and educating people about the warning signs and risk factors associated with this behaviour.
18th March is Child Exploitation Day
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers.