Resources: Self-harm

Bodies Under Siege Web Board

Recovery orientated online self-help support forum for people who self-injure or self-harm, and their friends and families. Community oriented forums with special areas for coping skills as well as more focused forums for working on understanding and controlling urges and long-term work on making life changes.

Calm Harm (free to use)

Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected. What does it do? The four categories of tasks target the main… Read more

Hope Project

To mark World Mental Health Day 2018, Second Step has launched a new project called Hope to prevent suicides among men.

The Hope Project will provide short-term emotional and practical support for middle-aged men (aged 25-64), specifically those who are in psychological distress or have recently self-harmed, but are not currently engaged with other mental health services.

The Hope Project team are experienced support workers keen to make a difference and save lives. To find out more or to make a referral and talk to a member of the Hope team, please call:  0117 4288 930 or email hope@second-step.co.uk

TESS – Text and Email Support Service

Run by Self Injury Support, TESS is a text and email service for women and girls in the UK affected by self-harm. The text service is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 19:00-21:30. Text: 07537 432 444 (texts cost… Read more

The Southmead Project

The Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.

Based in North Bristol the charity provides one-one counselling as well as group programmes for survivors of child abuse and trauma, is active in research; runs very successful group programmes for parents, carers and concerned others of those affected by addiction, and delivers training programmes in abuse, addiction and disclosure across the UK.

Women’s Self Injury Helpline

Self Injury Helpline – 0808 800 8088 (freephone from landlines and most mobile networks) Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 19:00-21:30 Run by Self Injury Support, the self injury helpline is for women of any age or background affected by self-injury, whether… Read more