We provide assessments and interventions for children and young people who show self-injurious behaviours in education, home and community settings.
Our services for self-harm are not suitable in the case of an emergency. If an individual is at immediate and serious risk of harm due to their injuries then please phone 999.
Self-harm can also be called non-suicidal self-injury and self-injurious behaviour. Self-harm refers to intentional personal harm or injury which can take many forms. Self-harm is not the same as suicidal behaviour. There are many reasons why an individual would self-harm.
Ways of self-harming can include:
... the incidence of self-harm has continued to rise in the UK over the past 20 years and, for young people at least, is said to be among the highest in Europe. …
A child or young person can start and continue to self-harm for a variety of reasons which are personal to them. Individuals may find situations or feelings more overwhelming than their peers which can lead to self-harming behaviour. Common situations which may be associated with self-harm include:
If an individual has confided that they are self-harming then they may benefit from specialist support.
About 1 in 10 young people will self-harm at some point, but it can happen at any age.
Our psychologists assess risks, address needs and create management plans. As self-harm is an individual experience, our input may vary and adapt depending on the circumstances, examples of services we can offer include:
Following a referral, our specialist psychologist will be able to provide more information about available services which could support a child or young person.
At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.
Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion
Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:
On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.
When assessing within the area of self-harm, we would usually assess children and young people in relation to their social, emotional and mental health (SEMH). Examples of the assessments we may use include:
During the initial discussion we will talk about accurately assessing the needs of a child or young person, as there are a variety of approaches we can take.
Our services for children and young people who are self-harming can take place in the home, education setting, our clinic or a community setting. It is important that the child or young person is in a place where they can feel as safe as possible. Our psychologists will share and recommend support strategies.
Our services in relation to self-harm vary in cost according to the duration of the services provided. An intervention may be ongoing for a number of sessions. Following an initial discussion we will be able to provide a formal quote.
Children and young people can self-harm for a variety of reasons and our psychologists provide services to identify and address the underlying causes. If you are worried, or are aware, that a child or young person is self-harming then please contact us to see how we can help.
Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £160.