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Mental Health and You

The Stepping Back Safely pilot

Season 4, Ep. 13

Warning - this episode contains discussion on the topic of self-harm and suicide


We're joined by Catherine and Jamie who discuss their new pilot, which is made to support parents and carers whose young people are at risk of suicide or self-harm. If you would like to support the team with the project, contact them on 


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