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Understanding Young Minds – free online course

We have worked in partnership with SelfharmUK to create a free online course designed to help parents talk about the issue of self-harm with their children.



Thousands of children and young people in the UK are thought to be impacted by self-harm each year.
Spotting the signs can be difficult, and approaching the subject with your children can be an uncomfortable experience.

60% of parents feel uncomfortable discussing self-harm with their children

Source: survey conducted by Ipsos MORI 2017

The Course

This online course, ‘Talking to your children about emotional resilience and self-harm’, has been designed to provide you with a basic awareness of the subject to help you approach your children with confidence about the issue.

This course will help you to:


  • Know what self-harm is and why young people may do it

  • Know what makes young people vulnerable to self-harming behaviour

  • Understand in what ways you can support a young person who is self-harming


To access your free course simply click below

To help parents understand the scale of self-harm and raise awareness of the issue, we have created a free resource pack. Click here to download it now.

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