Jude Sellen-Cole

Youth Self-harm and Suicide Awareness practical guide


A practical guide for staff and carers working with children and young people

This practical guide and DVD encourages staff working with young people to reflect on the way that attitudes about self-harm can impact on their work.



Self-harm and suicide are notoriously difficult to talk about and can provoke strong emotional responses in those who work with vulnerable children and young people. But when research shows that on average two children in every classroom self-harm and one young person tries to take their life every half an hour, it is imperative that staff know how to respond effectively.

Youth Self-harm and Suicide Awareness emphasises the importance of acknowledging attitudes about self-harm and suicide and encourages the reader to reflect on how these attitudes can impact on their work with young people. As well as exploring key facts and research to help raise awareness, it also provides guidance on developing local youth suicide prevention guidelines and support within local areas and organisations.

The guide is underpinned by a framework of reflective practice and a basic application of theories from Transactional Analysis. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their responses to the learning and to apply this awareness to their work with children and young people.

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This guide will benefit anyone working with children and young people who may be self-harming or at risk of suicide i.e. education, social care, youth justice or healthcare settings


ISBN: 9781910366370
Publication: 10 April 2015
Content: Section 1: An introduction to self-harm and young people
Section 2: Working with young people who self-harm
Section 3: The epidemiology of suicide
Section 4: Key areas to consider when thinking about suicide prevention
Section 5: Action learning – direct work and community responses
DVD: 15 minute DVD featuring young people talking about their experiences of self-harm.


Jude Sellen has worked in the health and social care field since 1982 where she has primarily focused on meeting the mental health needs of children, young people and their carers. Jude is an accredited social worker and a trainee Transactional Analysis psychotherapist.

Since 2002 Jude has worked as an independent young people’s mental health adviser and trainer. She currently runs one and two-day bespoke mental health training courses for frontline staff across the UK. Jude has been involved in supporting the development of local self-harm protocols and youth suicide prevention strategies in various regions. She has extensive experience in strategic commissioning and acts as a consultant to local areas to support multi-agency child and adolescent mental health services commissioning arrangements.


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