Self Injury Support

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A study carried out by researchers from King’s College London and other institutions in the UK and US found that over half of children who had reportedly self-harmed at age 12 had also reportedly been exposed to frequent bullying in the past (BMJ 2012;344:e2683).

Self-Injury Support is a UK wide organisation with a helpline for women affected by self-injury and TESS – a text and email service supporting young women up to 24.  There is also a website with lots of information about self-injury and a range of self-help tools.

TESS runs  Sunday – Thursday 7pm-9pm and offers young women confidential, anonymous support arounds self-injury. We don’t give advice, but support young women to find their own answers. We now also have a new webchat service via the website to offer more in-depth anonymous support

CASS – open Monday – Thursday is a national self-injury helpline offering emotional support, listening and signposting for women of all ages affected by self-injury.

If you want more information or leaflets to distribute in your service, please either reply to this email or call 0117 927 9600 and we will put some in the post to you.

Contact

Fiona Macaulay

TESS Co-ordinator

Self injury Support

Working Days Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Self injury Support

PO Box 3240 Bristol BS2 2EF

0117 927 9600