Page written and resources collated by Cath Peppit, Wellbeing Practitioner
Self-harm is a when person causes intentional harm or injury to themselves. Often people find themselves doing this to deal with distress or difficult feelings including feeling numb.
People often describe self-harm as a way to cope with the unease they are feeling and as a temporary relief or distraction. Learning new coping strategies can support someone to move forward and manage difficult and uncomfortable feelings in a different way.
For information about self harm and tips on how to cope visit the Mind website.
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