Aidan Meyer 184426

SEN and Self-harm

The links between self-harming behaviours and additional needs is sadly shown in the statistics of the high level of young people with additional needs who self-harm.

At SelfharmUK, we are an experienced team of youth workers, social workers and parents of teenagers with additional needs: we have written an e-guide to support you as a parent, carer or professional supporting a teenager with a variety of needs.

The link below will take you to a free online guide to assist you in thinking through how you might be able to use this information and strategies in your situation:

Sen And Self-harm



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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