Urgent Help and Support

“I am a child/young person and I need urgent help”

If you are in distress it can help to talk to a trusted adult. Please see these links for more advice if you are feeling distressed or are having thoughts about self-harm or suicide;

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/mental-health/suicide/

https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/suicide

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/self-harm/self-harm/

If you think this is a medical emergency please call 999.

 

 

“I am a professional concerned about a child or young person”

“If you are concerned about a child or young person in relation to self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts and behaviour you may find the risk flowchart (on page 23) from Argyll and Bute’s interagency guidance on suicide and self-harm helpful which can be accessed by clicking here. This chart should be used to help you make a decision about the most appropriate steps to providing support for the child or young person. The interagency guidance also includes a template (on page 20) to support you in asking appropriate questions and recording your concerns about self-harm or suicidal thoughts/behaviour.

Please also see;

https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/suicide

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/self-harm

If you think this is a medical emergency please call 999.

 

 

“I am a parent/caregiver/concerned adult”

If you are concerned about a child or young person in relation to self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts and behaviour please see;

https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/suicide

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/self-harm.

If you think this is a medical emergency please call 999.

 

Further information can be found on the Argyll and Bute Council website – Child Protection (argyll-bute.gov.uk)