Understanding self harm
The aim of this page is to provide resources about self harm with the aim of supporting people to understand self harm and how family and friends can support a loved one who is self harming.
Resources for families, friends and carers
Included in this section are information and resources to help family members, friends and carers to understand self harm and, how they can provide support to somebody who is self harming. Some of the resources are written for people who may them selves be self harming or who's friends are self harming.
Information and resources about self harm for children and young people with learning disabilities can be found at the Council for Disabled children
Understanding self harm - online resources and support
Harmless provide support, information, training and consultancy about self harm to individuals who self harm, their friends, families and professionals with a view to promoting health and recovery, reducing isolation and distress, and by increasing awareness and skill in intervention. They have a helpful resource hub which includes information for people who self harm, their families and carers and professionals .
Lifesigns is a self injury guidance and network support organisation for people who self harm, their family and for healthcare professionals.