Home-based family therapy and self-harm
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Generally, family therapy is a talking therapy that involves your whole family. Your professional will look at the relationships between your family members and the needs of everyone in your family. They can then support your family with certain skills (e.g. communication), which aim to improve how you are feeling and coping. Home-based family therapy (rather than going to a mental health clinic) can help you and your family members to participate consistently and can help everyone feel more comfortable.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.