Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support

SELF-HARM

Self-harm is when someone chooses to inflict pain on themselves in some way. It is a sign of distress and can take many forms. Often self-harm is someone's way of coping with feelings,and is a sign that something is wrong. Self-harm can be dangerous, and it is a sign that there is an underlying problem, therefore you should get help. Below are some organisations that give more information on ways to address self-harm as well as some key services that can help in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. There is also more information on services available on the following pages: Local Support and National Support

It can be hard to know what to do if someone tells you they are self-harming, but there are things you can do to help people get the support they need:

Young Mind's 5 tips for when a friend tells you they are self-harming:

  1. Don't panic
  2. Offer to listen
  3. Help them to find support (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough support):HERE!
  4. Be there for them in the long haul
  5. Look after yourself

For more information on any of these tips visit: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/five-things-you-can-do-if-someone-tells-you-they-are-self-harming/

 

These are also some leaflets that you may find helpful:

 

Centre 33 leaflet:                       For parents and carers:               For professionals:                             

 Self harm leaflet  Coping with SH  Understanding and responding to SH 

 

#NoHarmDone

Young Minds & The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust have produced a range of resources and films for young people, parents and professionals. 

in our hands, no harm done 

 

 

 

About Calm Harm

The urge to self-harm is like a wave.

It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it.
Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app using these activities:
ComfortDistract, Express YourselfReleaseRandom and Breathe

 

self harm logoRead stories, ask questions get answers and information on self-harm.

 


Life SIGNS logo

 Life Signs provides lots of helpful advice and information about self-harm which is shaped by those that use the site. 

 

 National Self Harm Network logo

The National Self Harm Network has a supportive forum for those that are experiencing self-harm. 

 

 

 

 Harmless logoHarmless is shaped by the people that use the website, and 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.

 

Recover Your Life logoRecover Your Life offers an open and non-judgemental support community for those who self-harm or are struggling with other mental health problems. 

 Distraction Techniques

Alternatives to self-harm

 

The Teen Help Forum has a list of distraction suggestions which you do not need to sign in to access.

Teen Help logo

Taylorfitch website