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The Adolescent Self Injury Foundation Inc. (ASIF)

The Adolescent Self Injury Foundation is a non-profit organization which aims to raise awareness about adolescent self injury. The website provides education, prevention techniques, resources and research. Information regarding how parents and friends can help and understanding adolescent self injury is also available.

Battle Scars

Battle Scars is a charity aiming to support people who self harm, their family, friends and carers. Based in Leeds the charity intends to tackle the stigma around self harm and delivers services to do so. The website has a resources section and a section for families. They have a moderated closed Facebook group run by their professionals which you can find here.

LifeSIGNS

LifeSIGNS is an online user-led voluntary organization which provides self-injury guidance and network support. Their support forum offers anonymous 24 hour support. LifeSIGNS provides a range of information and help and works to guide people towards new ways of coping.

Self injury Support

This national organisation supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.  On the website you will find a collection of guidance, research and useful educational tools from many different sources.

There is also a wealth of information for those that self-injure, concerned others and professionals.

Text – 07537 432444
For women of any age or background affected by self-injury, whether their own or that of a friend or family member.

Open Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm – 9.30pm.

For more information see this direct link – there is also a live webchat available during open hours.

Self Injury Helpline – 0808 800 8088
For women of any age or background affected by self-injury, whether their own or that of a friend or family member.

Open Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm – 9.30pm.

All calls are answered by female volunteers who have received specialist training.  You can talk about anything you want to.   They won’t tell anyone you called – unless you tell them exactly where you are and that you’re currently at risk of harm.

You don’t have to be in crisis or distress at the time you call.  You can talk for up to half an hour each time they are open.

For more information see this direct link.

Self harm UK

Self harm UK is a project which aims to support young people affected by self-harm. Alumina is their online based support group for 14 – 18 year olds who self-harm. Live online group meetings are available. Alumina Live is a 6 part course which provides interactive support and encouragement. Each session takes place online at the same time each week. Their on-demand service is a video-based course.

Around the clock help

The following agencies are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Childline – call 0800 1111 (Talk, webchat and email)
The Police – 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency number).

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