Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention: Other Useful Links

Counselling Direct
The purpose of the site is to ultimately provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics.

A service run by the charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) which offers help and advice, information and support anyone who believes a young person may be at risk of suicide.

Mental Health and Growing Up, Third Edition
Factsheets published by The Royal College of Psychiastrists which provide up-to-date information about the emotional and psychiatric disorder which can affect children and young people.

A UK children’s charity which publishes a wide range of policy and social work research publications. Publications include information on self harm and sexual abuse.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention is a public health agency – working to ensure healthy people in a healthy world.

The Hideout
A national domestic violence website aimed at children and young people which informs them about domestic violence, helps them to identify whether it is happening in their home, and signposts them to additional support and information.

The truth about self-harm; a free guide
A booklet for anyone who wants to understand self-harm among young people. It includes information on why young people self harm, myths and stereotypes, how self-harm starts, self-harm as an addiction, how to stop someone from self harming