Self-harm

Self-harm – General Information

 - headspace: Understanding Self-Harm. Introductory information about self-harm accompanied by a short video examining what self-harm is and how young people may be supported.

http://www.headspace.org.au/is-it-just-me/find-information/self-harm

- Orygen Youth Health: Self-harm fact sheet

http://oyh.org.au/sites/oyh.org.au/files/factsheets/oyh_fs_selfh.pdf

 

Information for Parents and Carers

- Beyond Blue: Self-harm and self-injury general information

  http://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/self-harm-and-self-injury

- Parentline: Self-injury / self-harm information sheet for parents and carers.

 http://www.parentline.com.au/parenting-information/tip-sheets/self-harm.php

- Kids Helpline: Self-injury/self-harm Fact Sheet

http://www.kidshelp.com.au/grownups/news-research/hot-topics/self-harm.php

 - Beyond Blue: A page with links to parenting strategies for young people with anxiety and depression; general information about what signs to look for;  obtaining help and support; and treatments for young people.

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/family-and-friends/parents-and-guardians

 

Other Useful Websites

- Mental Health First Aid: Non-suicidal self-injury first aid guidelines. This document includes advice on assisting a person who is injuring themselves, but is not suicidal. It also includes advice on when one should seek professional medical help for a person who has severely injured themselves and is at risk of more serious harm or accidental death, regardless of intent.

https://mhfa.com.au/sites/mhfa.com.au/files/MHFA_selfinjury_guidelinesA4%202014%20Revised_1.pdf

 - Headspace: Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours

http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/research-information/self-harm-and-suicidal-behaviours

 - Headspace: Myth Buster - Sorting fact from fiction on self harm

http://www.headspace.org.au/media/101054/self_harm_mythbusterv2.pdf

 - Reach Out: This site provides an overview of general information about self harm. Information is divided into two categories; ‘Get the facts’ and ‘Read the story’. ‘Get the facts’ links provide general information about self harm and ‘Read the story’ links outline struggles, strategies and success stories of young people who have self-harmed.

http://au.reachout.com/tough-times/somethings-not-right/self-harm#articles

 - Reach Out: Self-harm support services

http://au.reachout.com/self-harm-support-services