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.
This area is full of information about who self-harms, why people might self-harm and what you can do to help or support. Everyone has a different understanding about why it may be happening to them, but this should provide you with some basic information if you are encountering self-harm for the first time.
You can also read about some of the myths that surround self-harm - many of which can be barriers to better services and support.
selfharmUK is committed to helping people overcome difficulties with self-harm, but the final section will provide you with some information to help you stay safe in the meantime. It is not designed to encourage self-harm or give the impression that it's a good thing to be doing; it is there out of recognition that just telling you to stop won't work, and we want to keep you safe while you recover in your own time.