Self Injury / Self Harm

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UK sources of information and / or support

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National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England

Information from the Department of Health.

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Young People and Self-Harm

This site is a key information resource for young people who self-harm, their friends and families, and for professionals working with them. This site is published by NCB, a nationally recognised authority on policy, research and best practice relating to children and young people in England and Northern Ireland.

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Self Harm

Self-help guide from the Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.

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FirstSIGNS - Self-Injury Guidance and Network Support

Aims to support people who are effected by Self Injurous behaviour within the United Kingdom and beyond.

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National Self Harm Network

Their priority is to support survivors and people who self-harm. They also support the people it indirectly affects, like family and friends, who can discuss the issue and gain effective support in their forums.

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Self-Harm Responding helpfully and safely to a child or young person who is self-harming.

Information from HandsOnScotland.

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Introduction to Mental Health

Directgov is the website of the UK government for its citizens, providing information and online services for the public all in one place. They provide a wide range of information including one in this area.

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Bristol Crisis Service for Women

Provides information relating to self-injury. Offers a confidential helpline service for women in emotional distress.

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Scotland's Mental Health First Aid

This website gives details of a training course which will teach you what to do if someone is having a crisis with their mental health and also how to look after your own mental well-being. Their website gives details of times, locations and what the course involves.

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Self Harm

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Self-harm (longer term management)

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Self-harm: what, who, why and how to help

Information leaflet produced by the British Psychological Society regarding self-harm.

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Harmless

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

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Self-harm

Information from the Mental Health Foundation.

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Althea Park Specialist Services

A well-established and well-knownprovider of residential treatment, care and education to both adolescentand adult clients with eating disorders and related problems, in particular deliberate self-injury and personality issues.

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Newcombe House

A specialist provider of residential treatment foryoung adolescent females aged 13-18 years with self injurious behaviour.

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Medicine Guide for Self-Harming Behaviour

Information from emc Medicine Guides provide.

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Self-injury

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Suicide

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Self-harm

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.