Emergency Help & Advice
Access Support for Self Harm
Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress.
If you're self-harming, you should see your GP for help. They can refer you to healthcare professionals at a local community mental health service for further assessment. This assessment will result in your care team working out a treatment plan with you to help with your distress.
Additionally there are organisations that offer support and advice for people who self-harm, as well as their friends and families. These include:
- Samaritans – call 116 123 (open 24 hours a day), email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit your local Samaritans branch
- Mind – call 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 (9am-6pm on weekdays)
- Harmless – email email@example.com
- National Self Harm Network forums
- YoungMinds Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544 (9.30-4pm on weekdays)
Self Injury Support
Emotional support, listening and signposting for women and girls affected by self injury
UK Wide womens self injury helpline is now open on Wednesdays from 7-9pm and Thursdays from 3-5pm. You can call them for confidential, non judgemental emotional support around self injury.
Phone: 0808 800 8088
For more information about self harm click here