Sources of support
Bristol Crisis Service for Women www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk
Helpline 0117 925 1119
Fri & Sat 9pm-12.30am, Sun 6pm-9pm
08457 909090 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247
A Home Office helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge
08457660163 9.15-5.15 every day
offering information on where to get support, treatments, advocacy etc.
harm-ed, with the permission and support of Louise Pembroke, are delighted to be able to offer the following resources free-of-charge. You can download them in full by clicking on each option.
A practical resource, written by people who self-harm for people who self-harm, with information, exercises and strategies designed to reduce risk and promote safety when self-harming.
Pembroke, L (1994) “Self-Harm: Perspectives from Personal Experience”. An important resource for anyone who wants to understand self-harm, exploring the varied experiences of people who self-harm – in their own words.
National Self-Harm Network leaflets (1). National Self-Harm Network leaflets (2): A range of leaflets for people who self-harm and the people who support them, written by Louise Pembroke, Andy Smith and other leading experts-by-experience.
Pembroke, L (1992) “Eating Distress: Perspectives from Personal Experience” Eating distress described in the words of who live with it.
Young People and Self-Harm Information Resource, by the National Children’s Bureau
Resources compiled by individual. Includes ways of coping and personal tips.
Info on self-harm, coping skills and personal stories, often linking to other sites.
Self Injury And Related Issues is an information site maintained by a counsellor and trainer.
A survivor led organisation with a range of information about self-harm.
The Basement Project provides information and publications about self-injury.
Self Harm Sanctuary: a survivor-led resource with information and mediated support forums. Includes useful information on harm-minimisation techniques.
Rape Crisis: for details of the nearest service to you check out this web page.