When: Tuesday 16th May 10-12
Where: Sage Clinics
Causing physical harm to oneself i.e., self-harm, can occur for a number of reasons and with differing intent. Children and young people may self-harm due to underlying distress, to punish themselves or because of difficulty regulating intense emotions such as anger.
Around 1 in 6 young people have self-harmed before the age of 18, with figures being higher if there is an underlying mental health difficulty (statistics in UK).
Self-harm is a very difficult behavior for any parent or carer to understand and manage in their young person, particularly as every parent’s goal is to ensure a safe and protected environment for their child.
During this coffee morning, we will be looking at how parents can better understand and support their child who may be self-harming, particularly as we are aware that this can bring about a range of strong emotions in every parent or carer.
Written by: Dr Teizeem Dhanji
Consultant Psychiatrist at Sage Clinics