At SelfharmUK we run a variety of support programmes…

We offer training to professionals in understanding why young people self-harm; what to look out for; how to support young people and how to manage the risks.

We offer an online programme for young people who are self-harming, called Alumina (it’s the process of refining that a diamond goes through! Yep we get asked that a lot!). In the 6 sessions young people will be supported to consider their own reasons for self-harming, how to look after their mental and emotional health, how to talk to family and friends about it, and to consider reducing their harming behaviours as they feel able to.

Calling all parents!

Our latest support programme is a similar version of Alumina, but for parents of young people self-harming. Parents will have opportunity for group learning and peer support through ‘Parent’s Alumina’. Together you will learn why young people self-harm, how to communicate with your child about it, how to ensure safety, working with school and mental health teams positively, be able to ask questions and receive support from the SelfharmUK team as well as other parents. Sessions will run weekly, daytime and an evening session, for an hour. You will require internet access – phone, laptop or your local library computer – to be able to participate.

The sessions will be run online by a qualified counsellor with resources written by the SelfharmUK team who are highly skilled at supporting families of young people self-harming.

You will need to sign up via Alumina Live on our Alumina page.

If you want to know more before you sign up, please email Jo Fitzsimmons.

We look forward to e-meeting you!

SelfharmUK Team