It can be hard to talk about self-harm but it is a very common problem. Self-harm is often experienced by those who are struggling with their mental health. When someone self-harms, they hurt themselves on purpose. In some cases, harming yourself might feel like the only way to let all of your feelings out. The act of self-harm is now recognised as being the result of a mental health issue. The good news is there is help available. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

It’s thought that around 7% of adults and up to 10% of teenagers self-harm. Some people deliberately hurt themselves because they think it’s their only way to cope with their feelings. 

How to Get Help for Self-harm

One of the first things you could do is talk to someone you can trust. Sometimes just talking to someone can make you feel better. If you don’t want to talk to someone you know, talk to your GP. 

Your GP will be aware that self-harm is a symptom of another issue, such as anxiety or depression. They can talk to you about how you’re feeling, when you started feeling this way, and any help you could receive. 

You could start looking for help by visiting this URL here. The URL will take you to a page that will show you how to:

  • Avoid self-harm
  • Talk about your self-harm
  • Get the help you need
  • Help someone who is self-harming

Your Injuries 

If you have injuries they will need to be treated. It does not matter how you sustained the injuries right now, all that matters is that you receive treatment for them. Your GP might refer you to a nurse or doctor who is trained to work with those who self-harm. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk