Useful Links and Free Resources

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Links and Resources

Here we will publish useful links and other resources. At the moment, it’s sparse but we will build it up over the next few weeks.

If you are looking for help managing a mental health crisis, check out our crisis management page.

Self-Harm

The National Self-Harm Network (NSHN)

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

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.

Selfharm UK

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.

Young Minds

Young Minds offers a Parents Helpline (on 0808 802 5544) as well as an email and web chat support for parents. Calls are free and the helpline operates Monday to Friday, between 9:30 AM and 4 PM.

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.

NHS self-help guides

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provides a range of free self-help guides, including one on self-harm. These guides award-winning and they are regularly updated to keep them fresh. 

Sex and intimate relationships

Sensate Focus

This is one of our most popular pages. They have featured it in The Times, amongst

Sensate focus is about rekindling physical love in relationships. It’s great for learning self-love and helping with conditions such as vaginismus, too.

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