Self Harm and Suicide
Please contact the surgery on 01395 441212 and ask to speak with a GP if:
- you're harming yourself
- you're having thoughts about harming yourself
- you're worried about minor injuries, such as small cuts or burns – without treatment there is a risk of infection
Some people who self-harm are at a higher risk of suicide. It's important to get support or treatment as soon as possible to help with the underlying cause and prevent suicidal thoughts developing.
A GP will listen and discuss the best options for you, which could include self-help or support groups. They can also give you advice and treatment for minor injuries.
They may ask you detailed questions to help them understand the cause of your self-harm. It's important to be honest with them, even if you do not know why you self-harm.
If needed, a GP may discuss referring you for an assessment with a local community mental health team (CMHT). An assessment will help your care team work out a treatment plan with you, such as a talking therapy, to help you manage your self-harm.
Read more about assessment and treatments for self-harm.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19
Offer support after suicide loss
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide.
Harmless was set up by people who understand these issues and at the heart of our service is a real sense of hope. We know that with the right support and help life can get better. We hope that you find this site a safe and helpful resource.
Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. We are open 9am–12am (midnight) every day of the year
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Self Injury Support
For women of any age or background affected by self-injury, whether their own or that of a friend or family member.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm – 9.30pm.
For men, open from 5pm to midnight every day.