harmLESS – Support

It seems as if this young person has harmed themselves but is not actively planning to end their life.

Acts of self-harm without suicidal thoughts are common and fortunately most do not go on to develop serious suicidal plans.

At this stage it is important to support the young person and to let those who are involved know how they are feeling.

Provide information and links to self-help websites.

Remember that harmLESS is a guide. If you are still unsure or worried about a young person then phone your local CAMHS team.

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Last updated: 15 July, 2021