Self Harm

Self harm can mean many things, but in general means deliberately hurting oneself or putting oneself at risk of harm. If you are concerned about yourself or somebody else, we urge you to seek support and the websites below may help you with this.

is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what's going on in your life.

offers confidential support and advice for young people, or anyone concerned about a young person at risk of self harm.

Every day, two people below the age of 24 kill themselves. A conservative estimate is that there are 19,000 cases of attempted suicide by adolescents (10-19 years) each year in England and Wales, which is one attempt every 30 minutes. There is a strong link between alcohol use and suicide attempts - it is estimated that one third of suicides are committed when the young person is intoxicated. Bullying can lead to a young person considering suicide. There are lots of ways to report bullying in school - email it, post it, speak to someone if you are being bullied or witness bullying.

Useful organisations are:

Samaritans - 0845 790 9090

Stamp Out Suicide

Student Against Depression