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Self Harm

The number of incidents of self harm have increased on a large scale both locally and nationally. At BPS we work closely with individuals who have self harmed to support them, ensure their safety and the safety of others. We also work very closely with CAMH’s to support students.

Useful websites and organisations:

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Self-harm is defined as a deliberate injury to one’s self. The most common form of self-harm is to cut or scratch the skin with a sharp object. However it can take a variety of forms such as hair pulling, overdosing or lack of care to own physical or emotional needs.

Explains self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Information about self-harm, especially for students and young people, with lots of links to organisations who can help.

Self Injury Support is a national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.

Harmless provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.