Self-harm: Parents' experiences
Profiles - Mothers and sons
Mary, 62, is married with one son aged 23 years. She works as a part-time writer and tutor. Ethnic background: White British.
Annette, 54, is single with a 28 year old son. She used to work as an administrator, and is now a part-time student. Ethnic background: White British.
Fiona, 57, is divorced with four children aged 35, 33, 29 and 28. She works in Mental Health, helping people to live as independently as possible. Ethnic background: White.
Bernadette is married with six children, the youngest of whom is aged 24. She works part time in a library. Ethnic background: White British.
Tracey is 52, married with two children. She works as a human resources officer. Ethnic background: White British.