Self-Harm & Young People: A Guide for Parents & Carers

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"A short film to inform and reassure parents, carers and anyone who may be concerned about a young person who is self-harming.

Find more info and support at www.right-here-brightonandhove.org.uk/se­lfharm or email rose.allett@ymcadlg.org for a copy of this film.

This film contains basic information about self-harm, busts some common myths, gives tips on how to talk about it, how to minimise harm, and about looking after yourself as a parent or carer (self-care), and lastly it signposts to further resources and support.

The film was written and created by Rose Allett from the Right Here Brighton and Hove project, and commissioned by the Public Health Schools Programme at Brighton and Hove City Council, but the hope and belief is that parents and carers living anywhere will find it useful and relevant."

Quotes

"It’s like a control thing. How deep, how often, where I cut – it’s all down to me. It’s my body and I’ll decide what to do with it."

Jeremy

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