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Is there help available for people that self-harm or self-injure?

No Secrets is a local voluntary group that was created to provide support for those affected by self-injury, and they operates through six locally based peer support groups that meet up on a weekly basis. Groups are run by volunteers who have had personal experience of self-harm, and there is a non-judgemental environment for people to come and be accepted for who they are.

The National Self-Harm Network is a national charity that provides general information and a telephone helpline (0800 622 6000) service for individuals who self-harm, their friends/family and carers.

Self-help books and CDs are available to help with self-harm through the ‘Books on Prescription’ service available at your local library.

Further information about self-harm can also be found via the NHS website and Mind.

Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.