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Self Harm Resources


*In the absence of in person training and meeting opportunities the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Self Harm Forum has pulled together a range of information for staff providing support and advice to people who may be self harming. This update gathers in one place information relating to learning, useful resources and website, helplines and keeping safe*. Download here

On Edge Learning About Self Harm

The On Edge Self Harm Awareness Resource Pack is for teachers and professionals working with young people and has been developed in partnership with mental health and education professionals and funded by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It includes teaching support materials and further information in the form of sign-posting to external resources and advice services, references and linked where relevant to the Curriculum for Excellence and other national guidance.

Training and Capacity Building

Understanding Self Harm: is an introductory e learning module for people who have no previous training in this area. Access here

What's the Harm Self Harm Awareness and Skills Training: is a one day workshop that aims to help dispel the myths about self harm and equip participants to support people who may self harm. The training is targeted at any NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde staff, or staff from a Local Authority or a Third Sector organisation within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area, who work with people who self harm. For information on the training please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

A Knowledge and Skills Framework: a whole school approach to self harm awareness and training: has been structured to reflect national training frameworks. It has been developed to support schools to consider how they may implement a whole school approach to self harm awareness and training

Reports and Research

Hidden too Long: uncovering self harm in Scotland: A report by the Samaritans examining experiences of self harm in Scotland and what policy and services can do to strengthen support.

Useful Websites

Heads Up: provides advice, and information, on mental health conditions - about how you can support yourself or the people you care for, the services available for you and the range of interventions you may participate in.

Life Signs: has a number of useful factsheets that you can download for free.


Young Minds: provides information on coping with self harm and suicidal feelings. Crisis Text service also available 24/7 Text YM to 85258 and a Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4pm.

Self Injury UK: Helpline - 0808 800 8088. For women of any age or background affected by self-injury, whether their own or that of a friend or family member. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm – 9.30pm.

Samaritans: Tel 116 123. A free and confidential support to anyone, any age. Call any time day or night.

Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87. A free confidential phone and web based service for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Mon-Thurs 6pm – 2pm and weekends Friday 6pm to Monday 6am.


*Remember if you are concerned about an individual’s mental health and wellbeing and feel they may be in distress, their doctor should be the first point of contact. If you feel the individual is in immediate danger please call 999.*

Last Updated: 17 September 2021