Self-harm is a behaviour and not an illness. People self-harm to cope with emotional distress or to communicate they are distressed.
Warning signs of self-harm include :
Unexplained accidents or injuries of cuts, bruises or cigarette burns, on wrists, arms, thighs and chest
Keeping fully covered, even in warm weather
Low self-esteem, isolation, irritability and mood changes
Sharp objects or cutting instruments amongst a person’s belongings
Harmless is user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm inclusing support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends, families and professionals
This user led charity aims to guide people who hurt themselves towards new ways of coping when they’re ready for the journey.Lots of resources and strategies to minimise harm
A national project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what’s going on in their life.
Support Apps for Self-Harm
App that aims to help young people resist the urge to self-harm by using four task categories which reflect the reasons why many people choose to self-harm:distract, comfort, express or release
Helps users resist the urge to self-harm.It also uses an image library for distraction and to promote recovery.