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Learn about Self-harm

Resources & Guidance

Understanding Self-harm
Understanding Self-harm

It’s common for people to harm themselves in some way, by smoking, drinking, eating too much or not enough, exercising too much, or working too hard. But for some people, self-harm is more severe and can become a problem. 

VIDEO: Talking about self harm
VIDEO: Talking about self harm

Here’s a helpful video about self-harm produced by Mind, a mental health charity.

Helping a loved one who self-harms
Helping a loved one who self-harms

Whether the person tells you, or you think someone might be hurting themself, it can be difficult to know how best to approach the situation. 

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If you, or someone you know, is in crisis and in imminent danger of causing harm to themselves or others, call 999 immediately

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