Where can I get support?

Suicide and self-harm

Name: Gloucestershire Young People's Advice – The Door, Stroud

Website: www.thedoor.org.uk

Contact options: info@thedooryouthproject.org.uk 01453 756745 Mon-Fri 8.45am-5pm

What do they do?: Christian-based youth project, focussed on ages 11-25. Mentoring and personal support, learning to express anger more positively. Safe place to hang out. Activities and trips. Gloucestershire (Stroud)

Name: Alumina

Website: alumina.selfharm.co.uk

Contact options: alumina@selfharm.co.uk

What do they do?: Alumina is an online course started by selfharm.co.uk for young people aged between 14 & 18. It doesn't matter how long you've been self-harming or what it means to you, Alumina is an opportunity to think more about it and work out what your next step might be. Online chats (max. 5 people), and a video course.  Ages 14-18. Nationwide.


Name: Harmless

Website: www.harmless.org.uk

Contact options: info@harmless.org.uk 

What do they do?: A User-led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm, including support, information, training, and consultancy to people who self-harm, friends, family and professionals. Postal and email support. Provides information on self-harm, and useful insights for friends and family. Any age. Nationwide.  


Name: National Self Harm Network

Website: www.nshn.co.uk

Contact options: Online support

What do they do?: Offers support and advice to people affected by self-harm directly, or in a care role.  Any age. Nationwide.


Name: Self Injury Support

Website: www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Contact options: Text on 0780 047 2908, or webchat. Open Sun to  Fri 7pm - 9pm

What do they do?: For girls & young women up to 24yrs in the UK affected by self-harm. Text and email support service and support groups. Nationwide. 


Name: Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Contact options: Phone: 0800 068 41 41 Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm

What do they do?: Papyrus draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our endeavours to save young lives. Nationwide


Name: Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Website: uk-sobs.org.uk

Contact options: Helpline: 0300 111 5065 9am - 9pm Daily

What do they do?: Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.  They are a self-help organisation and  aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. Over 18s only.  Nationwide and also groups within Gloucestershire.


Name: Calm Harm: 

Website: https://calmharm.co.uk/#row1

Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using ideas from an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It is completely private and password-protected. This app is free can be downloaded for Iphone and Android Phones. 


Name: Stay Alive App


Website: www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/0

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. This app is free can be downloaded for Iphone and Android Phones.