Are you worried your child may be deliberately hurting themselves? Do you need to know where to get help and what to do next? YoungMinds is here to support you.
We've put together information about self-harm, especially for parents and carers, with lots of links to organisations who can help. We're also here to listen. If you want to talk to someone in confidence about your worries, you can contact the YoungMinds Parents' Helpline for free. You can call, email or chat to us online – whatever suits you best.
A young person may self-harm to help them cope with negative feelings, to feel more in control or to punish themselves.
Self-harm is a sign that the person doing it is coping with very difficult feelings, and probably needs some help.