Self harm is when people harm themselves on purpose. Self harm is used by some people as a way of helping them cope with something that is happening to them, or has happened to them in the past.

Self harming can be very dangerous so if you are self harming the most important thing is to keep yourself safe.

If you're feeling sad, angry, alone, there are people who can help you find different and safer ways of coping that work for you.

Who can help

You can also visit which is a website for young people and includes information about how to keep yourself safer. 

Calm Harm is an app designed for people who are trying to manage urges to self harm.  It is free and is password protected.  It is intended to be used as an aid to effective treatment but does not replace it.  

If you need help in an emergency contact the Ambulance Service on telephone 999.