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You can find information and advice about Self-Harm on the Young Minds website.

What is Self Harm?

 All forms of self-harm are used as a way of managing difficult or distressing feelings or experiences. Self-harm can be a way of coping for lots of different people in society – young or old, so its not just young people who self-harm.

If you are struggling with difficult thoughts, feelings or experiences and using self-harm as a way of dealing with them, there is a strong possibility that you are not the only one in your class or circle of friends.   

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

For confidential help and advice call

HopeLineUK 0800 068 41 41

This helpline is run by Papyrus, a national charity set up to prevent suicide amongst young people and young adults.

Useful Services & Helplines

If you think that you would like to talk to someone about your self-harm and what else might be going on in your life that you are finding difficult, there are lots of different people who can help.

You can go to Accident and Emergency (A&E) at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital, Wednesfield Road.

Talk to your doctor (GP). They can help you to get any professional help you might need.

Other services that can help if you area worried about self harm, talk to a teacher, youth worker or trusted adult.

Base 25  Tel: 01902 572040, text 07800 002222

ChildLine – free and confidential helpline for children and young people Tel: 0800 11 11

NSPCC - You can call our experienced counsellors whenever you need to on 0808 800 5000. They're used to dealing with the effects of self-harm and your call can be made anonymously.

HopeLineUK – a specialist helpline staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to:

  • Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about themselves
  • Anyone who is concerned about a young personTel: 0800 068 41 41

Young Minds Parents Helpline – a free and confidential national helpline for parents.

Tel: 0808 802 5544 (9:30am – 4pm) Monday to Friday

Learning Disability Helpline - provides information and advice. Tel: 0808 808 1111

Samaritans – confidential helpline for anyone having suicidal thoughts Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours)

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