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This session aims to assist parents and carers to understand self-harm through evidence based research and understand emotional distress in youth. It aims to help parents and carers identify youth who may be self-harming and develop practical and effective responses.

The session covers:

  • Overview of emotional distress and the prevalence of self-harm
  • Information about adolescent development and indicators of self-harming behaviours
  • How parents and carers might feel
  • How to respond and what to do
  • Helpful strategies and resources, including SAFEMinds resources

Benefits for yourself and your family:

  • Equip and empower parents and carers to identify and respond to self-harming behaviours
  • Receive copies of the from Harm to Calm booklets (created in collaboration with young people and other professionals who challenge self-harm)
  • Develop a consistent approach with an understanding of the process of change
  • Address anxiety and emotional distress and assist youth to manage these emotions using calming and effective strategies

A typical session runs for 1.5 hours and can be configured to suit your requirements.

How can I join this program?
Please contact healthAbility on 9430 9100 to register your interest or complete an online enquiry form.

Who supervises this group?
healthAbility Counsellor Rosalyn Sandwell. Rosalyn is an exceptional youth and education professional with over 20 years’ experience. Rosalyn’s approach is driven from her passion for developments in neuropsychology. She is dedicated to sharing knowledge and teachings on how adolescent changes effect and control cognition and behaviours, including relationships, self-harm and anxiety and making those teachings accessible.

Please contact us for program dates by telephoning 9430 9100 or by clicking the button below.

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