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New guide aims to help young people discuss mental health with their GP

It’s not always easy to start a conversation about your personal feelings with your GP – someone you may hardly know. And it can be especially hard when you’re not feeling well. But it’s usually the first step towards working out what kind of treatment and support might help you.

This is a guide to help young people talk to their GP about self-harm and suicidal experiences which has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham in partnership with a group of youth advisors.

Launched on World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), the aim of the guide is to provide support with taking the first step towards getting help with a mental health crisis.