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Self Harm

If you are working with a child or young person and are concerned that they are self-harming, we would urge you to first download or get hold of a copy of the Right Here mini-guide Talking About Self Harm. This guide was written by young volunteers following months of research with young people and the professionals who work with them, and is designed to support anyone affected by self-harm. It also includes several local support services where you will be able to signpost the young person to.

If you feel you don’t have a deep enough understanding of the issue, please read these two recent local reports:

There is a lot of support and information online. These are some sites we recommend you familiarise yourself with, when working with young people who are self-harming:

Other national providers that provide training and resources for schools can be viewed here: Resources to Help Schools Promote Emotional Wellbeing