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Self-care for self-harming behaviour

Self-care for self-harming behaviour

Self-harm is behaviour that deliberately causes pain to yourself — usually as an extreme way of trying to cope with distress.

Some people hurt themselves to feel better, and some just feel they have no choice. The temporary relief you get from self-harming doesn’t last long, but with support and understanding, you can learn new strategies to cope, and you can move on from self-harm altogether. Here are some positive steps you can take.

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Where to next? What are our options when we're concerned about our wellbeing

Where to next? What are our options when we're concerned about our wellbeing

Mental Health Week brings our own wellbeing into focus. So it’s a good time to think about what you can do if you have concerns about your own mental health, or that of a family member or a friend.

It takes courage to take the first step. You may have noticed changes in your own mood, or observed worrying behaviours in someone else. Either way it could be time to acknowledge that there is problem and reach out for help.

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