Help for Children and Teens who Self-Harm
If you have noticed, or if your child or teenager has admitted that they are self-harming and you are looking for support and treatment we will be able to help you.
We know that this may be hard to understand and cope with as a parent but we have a great deal of experience in this area and will be able to offer the right support for your child and for you and the family.
At Clinical Partners we have a team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists who have experience in helping children and teenagers who self-harm.
Self-harm can be a way of coping with problems. As counterintuitive as it may sound to those on the outside, hurting themselves is a way of making themselves feel better and a way of coping with feelings like sadness, self-loathing, emptiness, guilt, and rage.
Sometimes these feelings also develop into more complex emotions that involve suicidal feelings and behaviours. At Clinical Partners we have a team who are used to managing the risk of these difficulties along with any underlying emotional or mental health problems. We would be able to provide support and advice tailored to the precise needs of your situation.
If you would like to arrange help or treatment for your child or teenager who is self harming someone please call us now on 020 3761 7026 and we can arrange for a private consultation with one of our paediatric team.
Signs of and treatment for Self-harm in children and teenagers
There are a number of ways that a child or teenager can intentionally self-harm. Some of the common ways include:
- cutting or severely scratching your skin
- burning or scalding yourself
- hitting yourself or banging your head
- punching things or throwing your body against walls and hard objects
- sticking objects into your skin intentionally preventing wounds from healing
- swallowing poisonous substances or inappropriate objects
However, Self-harm can also include other methods of harming oneself or putting oneself in danger such as binge drinking, issues with food and either overeating or not eating, taking drugs or even having unsafe sex.
If you are concerned and are looking for treatment for your child or teenager who is self-harming please call us now on 020 3761 7026 and we can arrange to meet one of our team who specialise in this area.