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)