This guide was developed from talking to parents and carers of young people and
is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming. 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.
Self-harm is behaviour that is done deliberately to harm oneself.
As a parent, you might suspect your child is self-harming. If you are worried, the following information may help:
Sources of help
Helplines and Online Information/ Support:
Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk
Young Minds Parent Helpline:
0808 802 5544
Mind (over 18s only)