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Self harm is worrying behaviour. It may be a response to deeper emotional problems and may need specialist advice.

Useful websites:

  • www.selfharm.co.uk

  • www.nshn.co.uk

  • www.firstsigns.org.uk

  • www.selfharm.net

  • www.lifesigns.org.uk

  • www.handsonscotland.co.uk  -  Hands On Scotland is a useful website for anyone working with or caring for children and young people who have troubling behaviours. It gives practical information and tools to support you to respond helpfully. It includes video clips, information sheets and downloadable tips and advice. Another section of the website contains help on topics related to positive mental health, like confidence, optimism, resilience and good relationships which help children and young people to cope with life stresses. The website was created with funding from the Scottish Government to support mental health and wellbeing.

Useful telephone numbers:

Penumbra  -  Tel. 0131 475 2380