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There are lots of things you can do to take your mind off the urge to harm yourself, as well as things that act as an alternative.
You need to work out the coping strategies that work for you, so have a go at trying three different distraction techniques each week.
This includes actions such as:
This could see you:
Taking the time to understand why you are feeling a certain way could help you work through it:
Calm Harm is an app which you can download to your smartphone for further tips around managing the urge to self-harm.
For further information about the Calm Harm app, visit the NHS website’s app library.
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Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.
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