Useful Links and Information
The latest Keeping Children Safe in Education documentation can be found here.
Young people and self-harm: Information and advice for young people and their parents and carers
Levels of self-harm continues to rise amongst our young people and though a taboo subject for many, which adds to stigma and feelings of shame, we need to understand and talk about it more if we are going to find a way to support those affected, provide support at the earliest opportunity, and reduce the incidence of self-harm.
The difficulty of understanding why someone may hurt themselves and fear of making things worse can stop us engaging with this difficult issue at all.
NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care has produced information resources for young people and their parents and carers which explain why people may self-harm, how to talk about it and strategies to help young people manage their emotions before they reach a crisis, while highlighting sources of help.
Help is available and no young person should ever suffer alone.
Sex , Sexuality and Relationship support
Domestic Abuse and Violence
Drug and Alcohol Misuse
Missing from Home
Free confidential support can be accessed anytime from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by texting SHOUT to 85258, calling Childline on 0800 1111 or by calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994
The Think Ninja app educates 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well
Rise Above website aims to build resilience and support good mental health in young people aged 10 to 16
Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond service, provides support to children, young people and their families who aren’t currently seeing a social worker or other agency.