The Family Intervention for Self Harm project is a new Spurgeons project working with 11-18 year olds to reduce the frequency and severity of self-harm incidents.
Running in Birmingham and funded by the Big Lottery, it is the only project of its type to provide a family-focused self-harm intervention service. Parental support is crucial in recognising and aiding a young person’s recovery from self-harming behaviour.
The project will support each young person over four months, including two months of talking therapy to help manage negative thoughts and make positive changes. Parents will also receive coaching to help them look at the issues that trigger their child’s self-harming behaviour and suggest solutions.
Spurgeons will be launching this project in the coming months. Check back soon for more information.