harmLESS - First step
It seems as if this young person has thoughts of self-harm but has not actually acted on them.
Thoughts of self-harm are common but less than half will go on and harm themselves.
At this stage it is important to let the young person know you have heard their worries and have taken them seriously.
The first step is to provide a copy of the First Step Support Plan & Information Sheet (pdf download) and arrange a follow-up meeting to review how they are.
harmLESS is a guide. If you are still unsure or worried about a young person then phone:
NHS 2gether Children and Young People Service (CYPS) Practitioner Advice Line
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm excluding Bank Holidays
2gether Crisis Team
Opening times: Out of hours emergency only (age 11+)