Self-harm is a prevalent but still often-misunderstood issue in which many young people are impacted by, as they struggle to process difficult emotions. This section will help you to understand more about self-harm and give you the tools to help or signpost for support.
Alumina is Youthscape's free, online, self-harm support for young people aged 11-19 years old.
Here’s a downloadable run through of all things you may need to know when working with a young person struggling with self-harm
Self-harm statistics are hard to measure but here's what we do know this self-harm awareness day
It's not uncommon to struggle with both an eating disorder and self-harm, and we explore some of things they have in common.
We think about why there are such high rates of self-harm among young people with an autism spectrum diagnosis.
Poisoning is a common form of self-harm, and we explore what leads people to do it, the risks involved, and what to do if it happens.
Self-harm may be more associated with girls but it’s an issue for guys too. Find out more here.
What can we do about the scars that self-harm leaves behind? Here's a few ideas
Self-harm recovery isn’t always straightforward and it's important to make sure young people can look after themselves
1 hour session for those supporting young people who self-harm offering tips around how to respond and offer help.
45 min session for young people talking about the practical and emotional challenges of living with scars when summer hits.
Headstrong video. Lois gives us some practical advice around how to not just look after scars and see them as part of your life's story but also how to disguise them if you need to.
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A downloadable worksheet to help young people understand how to understand and alleviate their stress levels
Downloadable PDF worksheet full of ideas young people can try to lift mood on days they wake up feeling low.
A downloadable worksheet to help young people release difficult emotions in a positive way