Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

Icebreak Icebreak

Support for friends, partners and family members

We acknowledge that supporting a friend, partner or family member experiencing emotional distress can sometimes be difficult and upsetting.

It can be helpful to learn more about mental health difficulties by accessing further information; you may find some of the websites below of use.

www.mind.org.uk

www.rethink.org.uk

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/personality-disorder/Pages/Definition.aspx

Selfharm UK have developed a free online counselling course designed to help parents talk about the issues of self harm with their children. The online course, ‘Talking to your children about emotional resilience and self-harm’, has been designed to provide parents with a basic awareness of the subject.

The course will provide information about: 

  • What self-harm is and why young people may do it
  • What makes young people vulnerable to self-harming behaviour
  • Ways you can support a young person is who self-harming

Support for family and friends of those working with Icebreak.

Whilst someone is working with the Icebreak team, and if they feel it would be helpful, we can offer advice to family and friends who are supporting the individual to help them to better understand their difficulties. This can include offering family and couple support.

For further information please talk to a care coordinator.