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Webchat: Self Harm Monday 21st November 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 21st November 2016.

Join us online for our Healthforteens webchat on Self harm on Monday 21st November. Need help on self harm and want to talk to someone to seek support? Join our webchat and speak with professionals from our children and young peoples mental health service to get tips and advice on self harm.

Remember all of the chats are completely anonymous, safe and secure, see our terms and conditions for more information.

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User has removed their details / 21 Nov 16:26

Today's chat is about self harm we will be starting our chat in 5 minutes time

User has removed their details / 21 Nov 16:33

You may not realise but lots of people struggle with Self-harm but find it difficult to talk about it and get the support needed

User has removed their details / 21 Nov 16:37

What is self harm?

User has removed their details / 21 Nov 16:43

Self-harm is a behaviour where someone causes harm to them selves (e.g. Scratching cutting burning or lethal overdose or any behaviour that causes injury to themselves
SH is one way of coping with intense/ difficult emotions and or thoughts
Can anyone think of an alternative way of managing difficult thoughts and feeling?

User has removed their details / 21 Nov 16:48

Reasons for self-haring varies from person to person e.g.
School pressures
Friendship difficulties
Depression or anxiety
Using drug/ alcohol
Feeling isolated with regard to your sexuality gender culture of ability
Difficulties at home

User has removed their details / 21 Nov 16:57

Self-harm can be a very difficult subject to talk about but we do know that if you can talk to someone you trust and feel safe with its a good starting point
People you can talk to can include
A family member
School Nuse
A trusted teacher
Youth worker

Other agencies that support young people include
Childline 08001111
Young minds08088025544

User has removed their details / 21 Nov 17:01

There are lots of websites that you can also get help and ideas of alternatives ways of managing distress without self harming these include

User has removed their details / 21 Nov 17:04

Thank you for following us today please remember
We all have the right to feel safe all of the time and there is nothing to awful or small that you can't tell someone so please don't suffer in silence
Take good care

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