Self-Harming – Information for Parents

Following the completion of a research project, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a new guide for parents about self-harming.

Self-harming affects 10 – 15% of young people, and parents can feel overwhelmed. The guide has information on topics including understanding self-harm, managing injuries, sources of help and looking after parents’ own needs.   The guide is available at the link below:

www.psych.ox.ac.uk/news/new-guide-for-parents-who-are-coping-with-their-child2019s-self-harm-2018you-are-not-alone2019/coping-with-self-harm-guide.pdf

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 Videos from parents who took part in the research can be found at the link below, along with other material:

http://www.healthtalk.org/self-harm