Workbook helping young people manage self-harm

by Battle Scars in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Workbook helping young people manage self-harm

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The workbook we're developing will help young people develop healthier coping strategies to move away from self-harm

by Jenny Groves in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We are constantly working to support anybody affected by self-harm. We are honest and open about something that is secretive, private, scary and often shameful because it's not understood. 

Too many people are trying to be strong and deal with what life throws at them while pretending they're OK. What happens behind the scenes is very different as so many people who self-harm mask the fact they struggle.

We are here to break the silence about self-harm, to make sure nobody has to fight alone, to walk by people's side as they're finding their way through life, to help with suggestions on how to manage self-harm and build healthier strategies. 

More and more people are using self-harm to manage life, situations, thoughts and emotions. Unfortunately self-harm provides a "quick fix" which is very appealing, especially to young people. Self-harm is now much more common amongst primary school age children. 

We spoke to many young people to find out what they'd like from us. At the top of the list was a self-help workbook. This is now under development. The workbook will take them on the journey of self-awareness, assisting them to build robust support networks and better coping tools. All money raised will go into this project. These books will be available to young people all over the UK . 

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