At Emerge Advocacy, we are specialists in supporting young people attending A&E because of self-harm or suicide attempt through our Emerge projects. We use our knowledge to deliver preventative work for schools, churches, for parents and in youth work settings, equipping adults and teenagers to understand this emotive topic using tried and tested material.
We understand self-harm as a coping strategy which is not necessarily a precursor to suicide, but an indicator that, if a young person does not receive appropriate support, their mental health may deteriorate and their risk elevate.
Our training introduces the concept of self-harm as an umbrella which young people cling on to, to protect themselves from the storms of life.
This training is delivered through interactive, thought provoking and hope-filled sessions.
We can also advise schools and colleges on the setting up of small groups to work with individuals who would benefit from extra support in this area.