Coping with self-harm: advice for parents and carers
This guide is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming.
This brochure was developed from talking to parents and carers of young people.
It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available.
It covers topics including:
- what makes young people vulnerable to self-harm
- reasons for self-harm
- supporting your child
Using this resource
This resource is designed for:
- use by parents and carers
Schools will need to think carefully about how they share this with parents/carers and carers to avoid stigmatising or upsetting individuals.