Mental health and self-harm admissions for children and young people
Identifying and treating mental health conditions early on is essential to prevent self-harm and enable better management of mental health problems in adults.
Hospital admissions as a result of self-harm:
Numerator: Number of finished admission episodes in children aged between 10 and 24 years where the main recorded cause is between X60 and X84 (Intentional self-harm).
Denominator: Mid-year population estimates: single year of age and sex for local authorities in England and Wales (ages 10-24 years).
Hospital admissions for mental illness:
Nominator: First finished episodes for all persons aged 0 to 17 years with primary diagnosis codes F00 to F99 (Mental and behavioural disorders).
- F00-F09 Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders
- F10-F19 Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use
- F20-F29 Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders
- F30-F39 Mood [affective] disorders
- F40-F48 Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders
- F50-F59 Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors
- F60-F69 Disorders of adult personality and behaviour
- F70-F79 Mental retardation
- F80-F89 Disorders of psychological development
- F90-F98 Behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence
- F99 Unspecified mental disorder
Denominator: Mid-year population estimates: single year of age and sex for local authorities in England and Wales (ages 0-17 years).
For more information about these indicators see the Children and Young People's Health Benchmarking Tool.