Self Harm

Self Harm

What is
self-harm?

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:

Coping with Self Harm Guide

Sources of help

Helplines and Online Information/ Support:

Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk

Young Minds Parent Helpline:
0808 802 5544
(Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm)

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org

Mind (over 18s only)
www.mind.org.uk

Rethink
www.rethink.org

Harmless
www.harmless.org.uk

Childline

www.childline.org