If you need to speak to someone right now, please contact one of the following 24-hour services:
SAMARITANS: 116 123 / www.samaritans.org
CHILDLINE: 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk
What is Self-harm?
Self-harm is the act of causing damage to your body, usually due to distressing or difficult feelings. However, it is not attention seeking, a cry for help, cool and is quite common. If you are affected by self-harm, you are not alone and there is help available to you. It may help to speak to someone, perhaps a teacher or parent. At Haggerston there are staff members and counsellors available for you to talk to. Seeing somebody about your difficulties does not mean that you are crazy, mad or mentally ill. It just means you need a bit of help to get by at the moment and figure out how to cope differently with your feelings and experiences.
- Talk to someone – this could be your parents, your teacher or another responsible adult
- Try and work out why you are doing it – working out the cause helps to find coping methods
Talk to us
If you would like to talk to someone at school, please come and talk to Mr Truan, your Head of Year or your Assistant Head of Year.
For more information on this subject, please see the resources below or follow the links to some useful websites: