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National Self Harm Network

NSHN aims to:

  • Support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and to improve their quality of life.
  • Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm.
  • Empower and enable individuals that self harm to seek further support and alternatives to self harm.
  • Educate service providers and carers on matters relating to self harm, raise awareness, dispel myths and challenge misconceptions through providing information and training.
  • Influence health and social care policies at local and national levels.
0800 622 6000 (7pm-11pm)

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Self-harm (SH) is deliberate injury to one's own body. This injury may be aimed at relieving otherwise unbearable emotions, sensations of unreality and numbness, or for other reasons.

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