Self-harm and suicide attempts in England 2014, by mental illness and gender

Prevalence of self-harm and suicide attempts in England in 2014, by type of mental illness and gender

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Release date

December 2015


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,683 respondents

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases where n (men)=596 and n (women)=1,087.
** Figures for men, under "Other including complex mental illness" had a smaller a base size and should therefore be treated with caution.

The source provides the following information:
"Common mental disorders include phobia, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, generalised anxiety disorder, depression (including post-natal depression) and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Serious mental illness includes bipolar disorder, an eating disorder, nervous breakdown, personality disorder, psychosis or schizophrenia.
Other/complex mental illness includes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), dementia, seasonal affective disorder or any other mental, emotional or neurological problem or condition.
a Self-harm was defined as deliberately harming oneself but not with the intention of killing oneself. 

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