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Support with Self-harm

With support from the people in your life and maybe with a little help from other sources, such as the resources on this website, you’ll most likely find ways to manage, reduce or stop self-harming.

However, depending on how big a part self-harm plays in your coping, you may find it difficult to manage on your own. So, if you’re worried about self-harm, or if you have concerns about your mental health more generally and need further support, please make sure you get in touch with your GP to ask for help.

The Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership websites are a good place to look for support that’s available locally:

The following national organisations  focus specifically on trauma and may also be helpful:

Urgent Help


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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