Quick Exit


If you're self-harming, it's best to talk to someone. It could be a parent or relative you trust, perhaps a teacher or youth worker.

If you don't think you can confide in anyone close to you, talk to your GP.

What happens if I go and see my GP? Watch this short video for more information:

Self-harm: What happens when you see a doctor?

Why do children and young people self-harm? +

Watch these short videos that explain some of the reasons behind self-harm:

Self-harm - an animated film by young people

5 myths about self-harm

#NoHarmDone - things can change

Where to get help for self-harm +

The MIND website offers useful advice on how to cope with self-harm.  It provides information on:

What is self-harm?

Why do people self-harm?

Coping with the urge to self-harm

Helping yourself long term

How do I tell someone I’m self-harming?

Self-harm and social media

What treatment and support is available for self-harm?

Coping with scars

Coping with relapses

Where else can I get support?

The NHS website offers advice on where to seek advice for anyone who is or is thinking about self-harming.  Consider

Your GP, for local support.

Samaritans 24/7 listening service. Call 116 12.

Text “SHOUT” to 85258 for the Shout Crisis Text Line or under-19s can text “YM”.

Childline(if under 19) by phone on online chat. Call 0800 1111 between 9am – 3:30am or talk to a counsellor online 9am – 10:30pm.

Call a local NHS urgent mental health helpline


HOPELINEUK is a confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.

Call: 0800 068 4141   

Text: 07860 039 967    

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Opening Hours: Every Day 9:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight)