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Responding to Distress

Unfortunately for some children and young people they can find it difficult to cope at times in their lives and for some they may harm themself or think of ending their life. It is important that frontline staff working with children and young people are confident and supported to intervene and help children and young people in situations of distress, including self harm and risk of suicide.

The NHSGG&C Self Harm Forum is a group of trainers who have completed the What's the Harm: Self Harm Awareness and Skills Training Course and play a key role in building capacity across the board area to help standardise understanding of and responses to self harm when used as a coping strategy.

Our Knowledge and Skills Framework: a whole school approach to self harm awareness is a tool to support schools to consider how they may implement a whole school approach to self harm awareness and training.

Promoting Children and Young People’s Mental Health and preventing Self Harm and Suicide : a series of animations co-produced by NHS Education for Scotland and Public Health Scotland. Developed to support the knowledge and skills of those in health, social care and the wider public sectors who need to be informed about mental health, self-harm and suicide prevention in relation to children and young people.

Child and Youth Mental Health Supports: offers a range of useful mental health and wellbeing helplines and supports.


Last Updated: 16 April 2021