New Resource for Parents
A new guide for parents and carers of young people who self-harm has been released for free download.
The guide is:
• Valuable for parents, family members and other individuals in contact with young people who self-harm
• Useful for professionals and other individuals and agencies who support young people
• Produced by researchers and clinicians at the University of Oxford
• Available for free download in PDF format here
It contains information on topics such as understanding self-harm, managing injuries, sources of help and attending to parents’ needs.
TIC+ offers a Parent Support & Advice Line. If your child lives in Gloucestershire and is between the ages of 0 and 25 and you, as a parent or carer, would like support, please get in touch. To make it easier to reach out for help we offer a choice of ways to contact us on Freephone 0800 6525675 or web-chat. Whichever option you choose, there is no need to make an appointment, drop-in anytime during our open hours.
Alternatively, if you would like to arrange counselling for a young person who lives in Gloucestershire and is aged 9-21, they can get support from our TIC+ counsellors. All they, or someone they trust, needs to do is call us on 01594 372777 or text us on 07520 634063 to give us some details so we can arrange an appointment.
If you need to speak to someone urgently, call NHS 111 (on 111) or the Samaritans on 116 123. There’s always someone there to help, and any conversations you have with them are confidential.
For more advice check out our SUPPORT RESOURCES page!