Developing web-based support for parents of young people who self-harm

Developing and evaluating the feasibility of a web-based intervention to support parents of children who self-harm.

Funded by the UKRI-supported Emerging Minds network, our intervention will be readily accessible to parents, online, outside of the NHS. It will aim to provide information on management of self-harm and interactions with their child, and to reduce parental psychological distress. Our study supports parents, enacting the narrative of integrated care. Subsequent work would explore the impact of better supported parents on the children’s mental health and self-harm. Additionally, parental knowledge predicts whether children receive treatment, a further potential outcome.

For further information, please see the Emerging Minds project page, which includes a video about the project.