Health & Welfare

Self Harm

www.selfharm.co.uk  This is a web-based project dedicated to supporting young people affected by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what’s going on in their life. The website is the first part of a plan to provide support and services both for young people, parents and professionals. The charity’s next goal is to develop an online therapeutic programme.

The National Self Harm Network is a UK charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self harm directly or in a care role.
NSHN was originally established to build a network of support groups for individuals who self harm and campaign for their rights. Since its founding the charity has grown and evolved. The charity now focuses on support and distraction enabling people to seek alternatives to self harm. The charity aims to empower individuals to explore reasons for their self harm and to seek appropriate professional help. NSHN now equally support friends, families and carers of individuals who self harm.

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

The NHS website contains useful information, as does the Mind website.

There is a self harm section on the Young Minds website for children and young people.

General advice for young people: www.getconnected.org.uk Get Connected offers information and a free UK-wide email and telephone helpline for young people. Helpline staff have access to a comprehensive database of information about counselling and all sorts of specific services, such as drug and alcohol services or those focused on particular issues like sexuality or self harm. They will talk things through and help you find the appropriate service in your local area. Calls are free from most mobiles and they can connect you to most of the services for free too.