Resources for Parents & Carers


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You will find information and guidance about self-harm for parents and carers below:

  • Harmless - is an organisation who works to address and overcome issues related to self-harm and suicide. They not only offer support to the person you're referring to the service, but also offer support for yourself.
  • NSPCC - have advice to help you understand why children and teenagers self-harm, and what you can do to support them.
  • Young Minds - Read their 'Guide for parents' to learn more about what self-harm is, what the signs of self-harm are in a young person, and where to get support.
  • Start a Conversation: Aims to raise awareness of suicide and signpost to support that is available. Have a look at the calendar of events for upcoming training and national awareness days.

Guidance Documents

These guidance documents provide further advice for parents and carers on self-harm.

  • Coping with self-harm - a guide for parents and carers can be found below.