Improving the lives of people who self-harm

This leaflet is for anyone who wants to understand self-harm. It will be useful if you are harming yourself, or feel that you might do so. We hope it will also be helpful for your friends and family.
Contents

Part A: Information for the person who self-harms. This includes:

  • What self-harm is;
  • Why someone might do it;
  • What you can do to help yourself;
  • What help is available.

Part B: Information for families, carers and/or friends. This includes:

  • what friends and family can do to help.

Part C: Getting help in a crisis.
On pages 11-12 there is important guidance on what to do in a crisis
situation, along with a list of services, help

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