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Emergency Help

We can’t be there in person to help and support you in a moment of crisis, but there are other options available to you if you can’t turn to someone you trust. By giving us your postcode (or one nearby to where you are right now) we can let you know about services in your area. Remember: this moment will pass; you won’t always feel the way you do right now. 

If in doubt always call 999.




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The Alumina Story

SelfharmUK was created because it is needed. SelfharmUK was established in 2006 following a significant need for a dedicated self-harm project able to support young people on a national (and even international) level. Funding was secured to appoint Rachel Welch as director in 2010, followed by Shaun Parker (Online Development) and Laura Haddow (Project Development) in 2012. Since 2016 Jo Fitzsimmons has been the Alumina Manager.

We wanted to create a safe, pro-recovery site for people to use to communicate with others and express their experiences through the use of video blogs, stories, poetry and art, and this became a reality in the latter half of 2010. The next stage of our vision was to develop a safe online support programme in which young people can engage with SelfharmUK staff in real time and have a unique opportunity to explore issues around their self-harming through a 6-week course… and so Alumina was born.