Self-Harm links and information for schools
Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It's private, password protected and is based on the principles of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). The app provides tasks that encourage users to distract themselves from urges to self-harm and help manage their "emotional mind" in a more positive way. Please note, the app is an aid to treatment, but does not replace it. The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.
This session is aimed at a universal audience and provides the background to self-harm in children and teenagers, common associated conditions and the optimal approach to managing it in the community.
Anna Freud associates Duncan Law and Kate Martin discuss self-harm, listing some actions that can be helpful in guiding school staff to assist a young person who has experienced self-harm.
School specific advice around responding to self-harm in schools, how to spot the signs, top tips and relevant resources.
Selfharm.co.uk is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what's going on in your life. These pages will tell you a bit about us as well as pointing you in the right direction if you need to contact us or find out more about our policies and procedures.
National Self-Harm Network is the lead UK charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role.