Self-harm: Confidentiality at Accident & Emergency
Telling someone about self-harm is hard and whoever you tell should respect your right to privacy. Find out more about what happens if you visit Accident & EmergencyWatch TheSite.org video
Six Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) distraction techniques
Kati Morton talks you though six different distraction techniques in this eight minute videoWatch Kati Morton's video
Self Harm: the power of talking
TheSite.org: Having a self-harm relapse
Time to Change: Blogs and stories about self harm
Sane: Self-harm, the ‘secret self’ research
The Student Room: Self harm information and coping mechanisms
NHS: Self-harm self help guide
NHS Choices: Cuts and grazes
Royal College of Psychiatrists: Alternatives to self-harm and distraction techniques
What to do if you are feeling actively suicidal:
If you are about to harm yourself or have already done so, phone 999 or get yourself to your local hospital’s accident and emergency. Call an all-hours support service:
- Thesite.org online forum for support and information.
- Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
- Anytime Advice and Mental Health Support Helpline is free to all Plymouth University students. It provides practical information, resources, information about local services, counselling and web-based support.
If something is causing you concern, is upsetting or distressing you, then it may help to talk about it in a safe environment.
If you are a partnership student please find out what support your institution offers.
For students studying on the Plymouth and Truro campus, you can seek support and professional advice from: