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Originally set up by people who had self-harmed to support those going through the same thing, the NSHN provides a forum to help individuals of all ages who self-harm to reduce their emotional distress and improve their quality of life. They also provide support and information for those who care for people who self-harm.
The online support forum is closely monitored to ensure it remains a safe place. It provides crisis support, information, resources and advice and is available 24-hours a day.
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm and suicide prevention for people of all ages. They offer support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide. They also also deliver The Tomorrow Project, a suicide prevention service.
Harmless produce a workbook (costing £25.49) to provide a tool that can be used to promote recovery and self reflection amongst people who self-harm and a DVD (costing £28) that examines the nature of self-harm, distress and recovery.
SelfharmUK, part of Youthscape, is a project dedicated to supporting young people aged 11-19 who are impacted by self-harm They provide a safe space for young people to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what’s going on in their lives. They also offer a free 6-week online course, Alumina, for young people struggling with self-harm.
They also offer crisis management services to under-25s. If you are in need of urgent help, text YM to 85258.
Young Minds also publishes a range of booklets and other resources, although there is a charge for many of their resources.
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