Helping you through self-harm

Self-harming means hurting yourself on purpose. This can be cutting yourself, burning yourself, or even poisoning yourself.

Self-harm is not about trying to get other people's attention. Usually, self-harm comes from feeling numb or empty, or wanting some relief. It might be linked to feeling depressed or anxious, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, relationship problems, bullying or worries about sexuality.

If you're self-harming, talk to someone you trust, or you can tell us about it.

Worried about a friend?

If you're worried about someone self-harming, you can tell us, and we can get in touch with them.