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Self harm

Agencies which can offer Support and Information

  • Self Injury Support: Supporting girls and women in emotional distress particularly those who self harm. This service is aimed at 11 to 25 year olds but will also support older women.
  • British Red Cross Society: Free training in camouflaging scars.
    0344 871 1111 Web:
  • Changing Faces Skin Camouflage Service: For someone living with scarring or a skin condition that affects their appearance and confidence, specialist camouflage products offer a way to cope. Our service helps individuals to regain self-confidence and independence. Run around 120 clinics across the country.
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Dabs Directory & Book Services: Wide range of books relating to self harm, child abuse, self esteem, depression, etc.
    07854 653118 24hr answer phone helpline  Web:
  • National Self Harm Network: Survivor led organisation, aims to bridge the gulf in understanding and to campaign for the rights of those who live with self harm. Leaflets have been produced for those who self injure and health care professionals.
  • SupportLine Telephone Helpline: Confidential emotional support for Children, Young People and Adults. Keeps details of agencies, support groups and counsellors throughout the UK.
    Helpline: 01708 765200 Email: - 
  • ZEST (N.Ireland): Telephone counselling and other support services for individuals who self harm or attempt suicide.
    Tel: 0287 126 6999 Web:

Useful websites

    Online course started by for young people between 14-18 years. it doesn't matter how long you have been self harming or what it means to you. Alumina is an opportunity to think more about it and work out what your next step might be.
    Heads Above the Waves exists to raise awareness about self harm and promotes hope through creativity.  Includes sharing personal stories of young people who have overcome their struggle with self harm and how they did it. 
    For survivors of abuse, also deal with self harm. Click on Information then Self Harm .
    Self Injury guidance and network support
  • – National Institute for Clinical Excellence - national guidelines relating to treatment of self harm. Put Self Harm in search bar at top of page.
  • - A Suffolk based Self Harm community site offering support, companionship, information, advice, forum, message board
  • - Key information resource for young people who self harm, their families, friends, and professionals working with them
  • - Information and advice with list of support groups across the UK.
  • - Website of the Telephone Helplines Association giving information on helplines across the UK.

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