Free sessions to help young people deal with self-harm and mental health issues in Alcester

A number of free sessions are being run for parents and carers of young people in Stratford district to help them understand well-being and mental health issues including self-harm.

With one in four people experiencing a mental illness at some point in their life, Warwickshire County Council is currently highlighting different ways in which people can help themselves and their children to improve their well-being, maintain positive mental health or reduce experiences of low mood and stress.

A free coffee morning and information session for parents and carers – ‘Understanding and supporting young people aged 12 – 18 years with self-harm’ – is being held at The Depot, Jubilee Centre, Jubilee Fields, St Faith’s Road, Alcester B49 6AG on Monday 17 June from 9.30am – 11.00am.

The session, which is being provided by RISE – the name for Coventry and Warwickshire’s emotional well-being and mental health services for children and young people – will provide advice on how to help a young person cope with feelings of self-harm, explain what self-harm is and some of the reasons why young people self-harm.

It will also give practical tips and activities that can be done at home to support a young person who is self-harming and advice on where to go for help locally if parents and carers are worried about a young person – so they can feel positive they’re getting the right support.

Parents and carers should book their free places in advance by emailing or calling 07917 504682.

Families and young people that would prefer a one-to-one face-to-face consultation with a mental health professional can book a consultation slot of up to 45 minutes to speak in confidence with a member of the Specialist Mental Health Professionals Team.

This can be done by e-consultation, phone or in person, with sessions available at The Depot in Alcester on Monday 24 June.

To book your one-to-one consultation, email or call 07917 504682.