Coping with self-harm: a guide for parents and carers

Coping with self-harm: a guide for parents and carers


As many as 10% of young Australians will self-harm at some point in their lives but parents and carers often feel alone when they discover that a loved one is intentionally hurting themselves.

This guide was co-developed by parents and carers of young people, as well as young people themselves.

It is aimed at helping parents, carers, 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.

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