CYP – Self-harm Support

Here is some useful information about self-harm for young people and parents, carers and guardians.

If you or a young person is in immediate danger, dial 999

You will find links to external sites with information below. Among these will be:

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

This service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

If you need urgent help text YM to 85258

Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.


If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, email, or chat online about any problem big or small

Freephone 24h helpline: 0800 1111

Sign up for a childline account on the website to be able to message a counsellor anytime without using your email address

Chat 1:1 with an online advisor

For more information, please click the button below. This will take you to an external website with more details and links.

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