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Dr Weston Talks with Professor Ellen Townsend: Self-Harm and the Importance of Listening

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Ellen Townsend about young people and self-harm. They discuss the importance of listening to young people and recognising that self-harm is an expression of distress and should always be taken seriously. Professor Townsend also shares some thoughts about the effects of the global pandemic lockdown on the development and mental health of children and young people.

Self-Harm: Tips for Parents

This resource is intended for parents who have recently discovered their child may be self-harming and are coming to terms with this discovery. It provides ideas of what to say and not say to your child as well as support organisations that can help.