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.
Below is information on different groups and organisations that can help if you are in need of support. Please remember that you can also call the school.
Place2be: List of organisations offering support and advice
Parenting Smart Place2Be videos and resources
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Campaign Lucy Faithful Foundation
Early Help - Support for families using local agencies to work together
The Tree of Life Centre- Food bank centre also sells used furniture and clothing - 07873889637
Safespots Wythenshawe -Supporting women who have experienced domestic violence 07873889637
Wood Street Mission- Food bank and donates used homeware, some furniture and clothing 0161 8343140
Norbrook Community Centre- 07901822089
Benchill Community Centre- 01619450879
Addy Young People’s Centre - 01614378950
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group-0300111000
Advice Now- Legal advice
NSPCC Support for vulnerable children
Extremism and Radicalisation A guide for parents
Bideford Community Centre- 0161 9460506
Child Exploitation - Advice for families if they suspect exploitation by gangs
Child Exploitation Toolkit - Information for families
Child Exploitation Recruitment - Information on the stages of recruitment
Calm Zone - Information to help children to self regulate if they get angry and go in to crisis
Royal Oak Community Centre- 0161 9982146