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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.

 

Video: Helping children who self-harm

Girls and boys can self harm in different ways



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.

 

Video: Self harm in children and teenagers

10% of children will have self harmed by the time they leave school, peaking in adolescence.



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.

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  • A massive thank you to Dr Ougrin and yourself for being so marvellous. At long last I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we are on the way to getting S the correct treatment, support and intervention.

  • Clinical Partners has really transformed our family's life. From our first telephone call with Caroline we felt that there was hope and that we could get the help we needed. All through our daughter's outpatient and inpatient treatment they have been there for us.

  • The help we have received both from Caroline at Clinical Partners and Dr Punukollu has been incredible and has transformed our daughter's life and ours.

  • Many thanks for all of your help and your excellent service regards.

  • Many thanks for your letter. I felt so glad to have had the session with you and for the first time felt not just listened to, but heard. Sadly not many professionals I have seen are aware of the subtle difference.

  • Alison was really understanding and provided some helpful guidance. I appreciate that she was able to connect with B so well and he is keen to start some treatment.

  • Thank you again for helping and getting my son R an appointment so quickly. This has enabled him to retake his second year at university and we are looking forward to a much more settled time for him.

  • I cannot thank you enough for making it far clearer to me how we need to proceed. It has been a relief talking with you and I am so grateful that you are following up on our discussion.

  • We are very grateful for all the support, patience and understanding you have shown us.

  • Thank you for all your help. N saw Dr Surguladze and was relieved and happy afterwards.
    We feel fortunate that we managed to find Clinical partners - it was feeling like a bit of a war zone trying to get help.

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