Sources of support

Websites and apps suitable for professionals, students and parents/carers:

• Hub of Hope App – free to download app that provides services local to the student.
If you are a service or know of a service that isn’t represented on the app, please do
submit the details via the online form.
Happy Self Journal – great resource for young people to encourage emotional
literacy. The HappySelf Kids’ Daily Journal For Boys and Girls Aged 6 to 12 – HappySelf
• Samaritans – available 24/7 365 days a year. Free confidential support for all via
text, email, letter, face to face .
• Crisis Messenger – for people who are in crisis (suicidal thoughts, bereaved, selfharm etc.). Text ‘Hi’ to 85258 and then receive support from a trained volunteer via
text. 365 days a year, 24/7.. – mental health awareness for young people under 25years. – general mental health awareness
Campaign Against Living Miserably – – this is a website
aimed at reducing male suicide and stigma of mental ill health in males. It offersa
helpline service alongside webchat.
• Papyrus – Support for those feeling suicidal or those who have been bereaved by
suicide. Also offers a helpline called the ‘HopeLine’, details are on the website.
• Head Talks – providing videos discussing all aspects of mental
illness and recovery.
• The Mix – – provides information on a range of issues affecting
young people under 25yrs including – mental ill health, drugs, sexual health. Also
offer a free helpline for young people.
CALM HARM App – created by STEM4, this award-winning app is free to download
and is designed to be used by young people who are self-harming. The APP is
designed to reduce the level of self-harm and even prevent an episode of self-harm
by providing delay tactics when the young person has the urge. Though designed for
teenagers, there is no reason it can’t be used by adults.
• FOR ME App – an app designed by ChildLine to support young people up to the age
of 19. The app covers many issues including self-harm, anxiety, bullying and body
image issues.
Stay Alive app – provides support for those worried about someone who is suicidal
alongside support for individuals who are suicidal or at risk of suicide. The app has a
space to create a safety plan to refer to if feeling suicidal alongside links to
organisations that can provide support.
• distrACT App – an app designed to give information, support and alternatives to self-harm behaviours.
• Every Mind Matters – an NHS website that also has an
app. Helps individuals of all ages better manage and maintain their mental health

Self-injury support – for girls and young women who self-injure

Helpline 0117 925 1119

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