Supporting young people who self-harm or feel suicidal (Leeds)
This guide is for anyone who works with children, young people and young adults in Leeds. Although some younger children do self-harm, it becomes more frequent in young people, therefore the term ‘young person’ is used throughout the guide as shorthand to refer to anyone under 25.
Different staff groups will have different levels of responsibility in terms of understanding and responding to risk, so the advice in this guide should be applied alongside organisational and professional guidelines. If in doubt always seek advice from a manager or safeguarding lead.
Contact details for specific services have not been included to ensure the guide does not become out of date. Each section includes links to specific web pages which provide up to date information.