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Webchat: Self Harm Mon 25th Jul 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 25th July 2016.

Thought about self-harming? Do you know anyone who self-harms? Not sure what advice to give or where to get help/support. Join us for a chat on Monday 25th July at 4:30pm – 5pm and connect with other young people, ask questions, find answers and discuss.

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User has removed their details / 25 Jul 16:44

Hi all, this webchat is now open. Today's topic is self harm.

User has removed their details / 25 Jul 16:49

Worried about someone who is self harming and want to know how to help them? Listening and being a good friend is often one of the best ways. You can also advise them to look online at the following websites where they can find helpful information on self harm......

User has removed their details / 25 Jul 16:52

A good way to manage self harm thoughts is to use distraction, such as reading a book, watching a favourite film, talking to a friend or relative or doing a fun activity to take your mind off self harming.

User has removed their details / 25 Jul 16:55

Some useful methods of alternative and safe self harm are.....
- using a hair band to ping on your wrist.
- Drawing red pen(non permanent) on the area that you self harm.
- distracting yourself with a fun activity
- throw a ball of socks at a wall
- call a friend
- go for a walk

User has removed their details / 25 Jul 16:59

What is self harm...?
Self-harm is a behaviour which some people use to manage their emotions. Some of the things people do are quite well known, such as cutting, burning or pinching, but there are many ways to hurt yourself, including abusing drugs and alcohol or having an eating disorder. The best way to deal with self harm is to find out the reason why you or someone you know self harms and address the issue. If you self harm you can get support from your family doctor, school nurse or parent.

User has removed their details / 25 Jul 17:07

If you self harm and are feeling lonely, anxious, have low moods and are worried about your health, remember you are not alone and can get help. If you self harm or know someone who does please contact your school nurse, GP or someone in school to seek the right help and advice.
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