selfharkUK

selfharmUK 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.

selfharmUK is a project of the wider organisation Youthscape. This project wants to create a safe, pro-recovery space for people to use to communicate with others and express their experiences through the use of blogs, stories, poetry and art.

We provide an online programme called Alumina, which enables young people from all over the UK to engage with our staff in real time in order to explore the deeper issues surrounding self-harm. Alumina is a six week course that provides young people between the ages of 14-19 years with a regular online group covering a range of different areas of an individual's life. Alumina aims to give young people the opportunity to gain an understanding of how they found themselves self-harming, the possible causes, and most of all exploring more positive ways they can deal with their emotions and challenging situations. For some it had been the catalyst needed to reduce or stop their self-harming behaviour; while for others it has proven empowering, enabling them to seek further support in their local area.

selfharmUK offers young people are able to ask questions, share their stories, read articles and blogs and listen to music as an alternative to self-harm; however we understand that sometimes in the moment we canâÂ?Â?t be there in person to help and support you in a moment of crisis. However, there are other options available to you if you canâÂ?Â?t turn to someone you trust. We now have a new feature on our website that allows you to find your nearest emergency help services. By giving us your postcode (or one nearby to where you are right now) we can let you know about services in your area.

Additionally, many professionals and parents feel overwhelmed by the issue of self-harm and are often unsure about how to effectively react to a disclosure or help a young person struggling; many feel they know little about the subject and often fear they will make the issue worse by responding in the wrong way. selfharmUK offer training events that are specifically designed for those working with young people aged 11-19 years old in a variety of contexts including; education, health, local authorities, the voluntary sector, or parents with young people who are self-harming. Nonetheless, all course material is relevant and adaptable for those working alongside adults that self-harm too and we are able to offer bespoke training for organisations. Ultimately, we want to work towards lifting the taboo of self-harm, to reduce the stigma that skill exists, expand understanding and make the road back to full health a little easier for those who are affected.

Services

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Victim Care

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I do not want to report the crime to the police but I still want support

Call: 0300 3030 554

Online: click here