Help & Advice: Self-harm

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Selfharm UK, dedicated to self-harm recovery, insight and support including free online support for 14-19 year-olds 

Young Minds information and advice on dealing with self-harm 
Young Minds Crisis Messenger 24/7 for young people, crisis support for young people text YM to 85258
Free and Confidential on EE, O2, Three and Vodafone
Young Minds Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544

Papyrus For children and young people under the age of 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

HOPELINEUK call 0800 068 4141 text 07786209697
9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays. 

Mindout,  LGBTQ mental health service

Mermaids, Gender variant and trans mental health service

🔊 Listen to Raising Teens: Self-harm

🔊 Hear Lola’s extended interview with a teen who has experienced self-harm.

Ten percent of 15 to16 year-olds self-harm – and one in five young women between 16 and 25 have self-harmed.  In this episode we’re looking at self-harm. What is it? What causes it? And how can teenagers get help?

Our guests were Jane, whose daughter self-harms, spoke movingly about how it has affected her and her family – Jane’s story was initially told on our blog,  CAMHS Nurse, Rebecca, education specialist, Kathryn de Ferrer and mental health specialist Ren Rockwood.