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Career and further education advice is offered by visiting careers workers. The YP can explore options available to them as regards to courses and work opportunities.

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Practical help with things like budgeting, cooking and careers advice.

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Close links with the local acute service. This includes providing support and advice to staff caring for YP who present with self-harm episodes via the accident and emergency department.

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Young people need the help and advice of a wide variety of sources at times of crisis. There are voluntary, statutory agencies as well as relatives or friends who they find easier to approach than parents. So we can sign post them to these sources when preparing discharge.

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Supporting Young People Online

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Internet safety guide: Supporting Young People Online – Information for Parents and Carers from Childnet International

The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.

Issues that your child may encounter on the internet will vary depending on their age and online activities. We have grouped potential online risks into these 4 categories.

  1. Conduct
  2. Content
  3. Contact
  4. Commercialism

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Helping parents feel less alone

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A web-based resource to help parents feel less alone and give them information to help them cope with their child’s problems

“Parents tell us that, after they discover a son or daughter has been self-harming, they can feel very alone and isolated and may struggle to find help and support.

At the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the charity healthtalk.org, we have developed a web-based resource to help parents to feel less alone and to give them information to help them to cope with their child’s problems. The website includes video, audio and text extracts from interviews with 39 family members of young people who have self-harmed. It covers topics such as the impact on the family, how to support the child, treatment options and advice from other parents, and provides information for parents and carers on what to expect from hospitals, schools and mental health services, plus individual families’ experiences with the healthcare system.

This resource is freely available and can be found here

We hope that viewing this website will help parents who are trying to cope with a child’s self-harm and show them that they are not alone. This is especially important at a time when there is such pressure on children’s mental health services.”

Professor Keith Hawton & Dr Anne Ferrey

Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

(Quote from theguardian.com)

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Epic Friends

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The Sheffield CAMHS team have developed the awesome Epic Friends website to help young people who think their friends may have mental health problems. The site offers advice on a range of issues including bullying, depression, anxiety, family problems, self-harm and eating disorders. It also offers guidance on when to seek help and where to go for further support.

http://epicfriends.co.uk/

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Self-harm handbook

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Self-harm in children and young people handbook

This handbook is designed to provide basic knowledge and awareness of the facts and issues behind self-harm in children and young people, with advice about ways staff in children’s services can respond.

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NHS Choices

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NHS Choices website: Young people and mental health

This information hub on the NHS Choices website offers young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

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