Coping with self-harm: advice for parents and carers

Secondary

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.

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