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Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. Self-harm is primarily a coping strategy and can provide a release from emotional distress and enable an individual to regain feelings of control.

Explore self-harm. ChildLine explains what is it and why do people do it?

Read the article on about telling someone about self-harm.

You can read Mind's leaflet about understanding self-harm and also visit their self-harm page on their website.

Read the article one of our apprentices at NHS GYWCCG wrote on Self-harm for the Future voices page for the EDP.

Alumina is an online course started by for young people aged between 14 and 18. It doesn't matter how long you've been self-harming or what it means to you, Alumina is an opportunity to think more about it and work out what your next step might be.

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