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We have listed a number of external organisations you may find useful. If you use any of these links you will leave the selfharmUK website. We do not control or have responsibility for the content of external websites, please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. 


Childline is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. You can call 0800 1111 or visit the website to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people via their message boards.

The Mix

The Mix can help you whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between. They can support you with embarrassing problems, weird questions, and those please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you might have. They give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.

Young Minds

Young Minds are the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.


Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Their aim is to give sufferers and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported, and empowered.


Mermaids support young people that feel at odds with their birth gender, as well as parents or carers with a child who feels this way.

The Survivors Trust

Living with the consequences of rape and sexual abuse can be devastating. The Survivors Trust believe that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report.


Stonewall exist to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. They are passionate about positive change and partner with organisations to help people find ways to flourish, and individuals to reach their full potential. They are also here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

Changing Faces

Changing Faces Changing Faces is the leading UK charity that supports and represents people who have disfigurements to the face, hand or body from any cause. They have trained Skin Camouflage Practitioners at clinics across the UK.


Lifecentre are an organisation that provide support and counseling to anyone who has experienced sexual abuse. They understand how difficult it can be to talk about rape or sexual abuse and to know where to turn to for help. They aim to be sensitive to your needs and are there to listen, not judge. 


Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

Self-injury Support

Self-injury Support is a national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm. You can get support by using TESS, which is a national text and email support service for girls and young women between ages of 11-25 who are affected by self-injury.


Emerge are a team of youth workers who provide short term support for young people who need to go to the Royal Surrey County Hospital because they are struggling with self-harm or feeling suicidal.

42nd Street

42nd Street provides support services to young people under stress. They work with young people aged 13 - 25 living in Manchester, Salford and Trafford providing a range of services including counselling, individual support, group work and volunteering opportunities.

​The National Self-harm Network

The National Self-harm Network offer a resource that may be helpful to print off and keep incase you ever feel that you might need hospital treatment. Answering lots of questions to many nurses and doctors is hard enough; let alone when you are feeling very low and vulnerable. Using this card will limit the amount of conversations and information you will need to give in hospital and hopefully, will, reduce your anxiety about being there. 


Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm. Each course has up to 8 young people, all accessing the sessions from their own phones, tablets or laptops across the UK. The courses take place on different evenings of the week and are run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers. You don’t need an adult to refer you or sign you up, and no-one will see or hear you during the sessions – you’ll just join in via the chatbox. We want to help you to find your next steps towards recovery, wherever you are on your journey.

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