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In this section we will go on to discuss over the coming months, what is Self Harm? Why do people do it? Is it a suicide attempt? What do I do if I think my child is Self Harming? I found my child looking at Self Harming sites on the Internet – what should I do? What are the warning signs and where do I go to get advice and support?



Further Information: Useful Links

KJT Online Manip Logo


If you are concerned about your child or have any questions about parenting in Luxembourg you can contact the Online Parent service in English at the Kanner Jugend Telefon



selfharmUK: is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what’s going on in their lives.



Further Information: Recommended Reading

The Wounds that Won’t Heal: What Parents Need to Know about Self-Harm
An article from the Kanner Jugend Telefon (KJT) as part of their recent ‘BOD’ campaign (2017), that offers sensible and sympathetic advice on how to identify and understand this sensitive issue. The KJT service is available in Luxembourg in English. The article itself is also featured in our Passage blog, please click the link to access it.


The Parent’s Guide to Self Harm: What Parents Need to Know by Jane Smith (2012)
Written for parents by parents. An ever-increasing number of young people are turning to self-harm in order to cope with the pressures of modern living, and this poses a huge problem for parents and others who care for them. Full of the real-life experiences of other parents who have been there, this is a practical book that will inform and support you through this difficult time.



Over to you…

If you have experience as parents or professional expertise in this area please write us an article. We can publish articles anonymously to protect your identity if you prefer but other parents would welcome another point of view. For further information about how you can contribute to this ‘living’ resource’ see our section How to Get Involved or contact us at:



Last updated:  Thursday 31st August, 2017