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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Online course for parents to learn about self harm.

Parents can learn more about mental health, and in-particular self-harm, thanks to an online course called 'Understanding Young Minds'.
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. In fact, 60% of parents say they feel uncomfortable discussing self-harm with their children.

Virtual College has worked in partnership with Selfharm UK to create a free online course designed to help parents talk about the issue of self-harm with their children.

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 register for this course, simply click here