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Cambridgeshire Parents


“I found the support really helpful and informative. The staff were clearly very knowledgeable. I left the session feeling confident, not alone, supported.” Parent

Positively Supporting Children with Self-Harming Behaviours

for Parents and Carers  in Cambridgeshire

What we offer:

For more information, email: cambridgefamilies@nessieined.com

Nessie is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council to support parents/carers of children and young people who self-harm to explore and develop a positive and more confident approach to keeping young people safe and offer a chance to identify useful strategies and resources

Self-harming behaviours may include, but are not limited to:

  • cutting
  • vaping
  • hair pulling
  • picking
  • disordered eating
  • and other self-harming behaviours.

To book one-to-one support please complete this form and a member of the team will be in contact to arrange a chat.

Schools in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council have commissioned NESSie to deliver FREE workshops and support for parents/carers currently supporting young people who are displaying Self-Harming behaviours.

This is a new collaboration between NESSie and Cambridgeshire County Council and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with you to offer guidance to parents who might be struggling to understand self-harm or to access advice on how to support at home. Nessie’s staff are all qualified therapists and teachers who have been delivering this support in surrounding counties for a number of years and have extensive experienced in supporting parents in this area.

We can offer parent forums face-to-face within the school setting or online. These informal workshops usually run for 1.30 hours with time for questions and discussions at the end. There are also additional opportunities for more targeted 1-1 sessions with individual parents/carers, should it be needed.

For more information or to book a workshop, please email: cambridgeshirefamilies@nessieined.com 

Nessie also offers an 8 week DfE Assured Mental Health Leads in Education Training

Offering a whole school approach to supporting mental health & wellbeing.

Cambridgeshire support services:

  • Childline – if you’re under 19, you can call 0800 1111 to talk to the helpline between 7.30am and 3.30am every day. The number will not appear on your phone bill.
  • Kooth – online  mental wellbeing support and community from 12pm-10pm Monday to Friday and 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • HOPELINEUK (Papyrus) – Tel: 0800 0684141 Text: 0778 6209697 Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org, 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends and bank holidays.
  • Samaritans – Call 116 123 to talk or email: jo@samaritans.org for a reply within 24 hours.
  • YOUnited – provides emotional wellbeing and mental health help for children and young people aged 0 to 25 registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
  • Pinpoint – help and information to parent carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities, and give parent carers opportunities to have a say and get involved in improving local services.
  • The Kite Trust – supports the wellbeing and creativity of LGBTQ+ young people in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and surrounding areas through information, support and groups.
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Diversity & LGBTQ+

NESSie welcomes diversity. We value difference, and are proud to support those from a range of social and ethnic backgrounds, of different genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, ethnicities and people with disabilities.

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