Self-harm is really a broad term for many acts which cause personal harm whether deliberate or not. It can incorporate a wide spectrum of self-abusive patterns. This booklet will help you to understand Self-harm in all of its forms, find help whether you harm yourself, or are concerned about a relative or friend.
Self-harm is surrounded by stigma and misunderstanding, and such behaviour is often labelled as attention seeking or, mistakenly, as attempted suicide. This video allows people who self-harm to describe their experiences, and shows examples of statutory and voluntary agencies where there is good practice.
This booklet was compiled at the end of a series of writing workshops aimed at young women with experience of self-injury. During the workshops the group wrote and shared the poems and pictures included in the pages.
The Journal is aimed at helping young people move from self-harm to self-care. It has blank pages for writing about feelings and for drawing and includes artwork, quotes and poems by young people who self-injure. The Journal also has useful information on self-injury, such as helpline telephone numbers. It is A5 size, spiral bound and very bright and colourful. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with counselling, as an additional tool.
Individual copies are free when ordered by under young women under the age of 18.
This booklet is of primary interest to women from black and minority ethnic groups who self-injure, but is also of interest to those working with or supporting women from black and minority ethnic groups.
This booklet is for anyone interested in setting up or being involved in a self-help group. It examines the practical concerns as well as some of the particular issues that may arise in a group supporting people who self-injure.
This booklet is for any woman who is struggling with self-injury. It is also of value to professionals wishing to help someone overcome self-injury. It aims to help an individual understand and tackle what causes her to want to hurt herself. Again, women's own words help explain the ideas discussed. Large print edition available.
The aim of this booklet is to help those who want to understand and support a woman or young person who struggles with self-injury. An important focus is the feelings and experience of supporters. There are quotes from partners family and friends and ideas to help supporters cope with their own feelings and needs.
An introductory text for those who self-injure, professionals and anyone else who wants to understand self-injury. It explains what self-injury is and why someone might feel driven to hurt her own body. There are ideas for help and lists of resources and further reading. Explanations are illustrated with quotes from women with personal experience of self-injury.
Guidelines for working with people who self-injure. A useful starting-point for reviewing existing practice or for the development of new services. Of relevance to individual workers, teams, managers and to service planners.
My name is Gabrielle and I am twenty-eight years old. I began to self-injure at age fifteen -- so nearly thirteen years minus a two year period. This website is one about self-injury (self-harm), made to let self-injurers know that they are not alone and to help their friends and family learn more about self-injury and how it affects their loved one.