Self-harm: Parents' experiences

Resources & Information

Coping with self-harm: a guide for parents and carers
A booklet created by researchers at the University of Oxford that provides advice and information for parents. The guide is partly based on the interviews conducted for this 'Self-harm' section of

Harmless – Self Harm Support
A user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

Self-injury Support
Self-injury support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a national organisation that supports girls and women in emotional distress, especially those who harm themselves.  They also offer TESS, a text and email support service.

You may also be interested in our general mental health resources.


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