Self-harm

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 & Emergency
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Six Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) distraction techniques

Kati Morton talks you though six different distraction techniques in this eight minute video
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What to do if you are feeling actively suicidal when usual services may be closed:

If you are about to harm yourself or have already done so, phone 999 or immediately go to the Emergency Department at your local hospital. 

There is a university mental health advisor on duty Monday–Thursday 9:00–17:00 and Friday 9:00–16:30. You can contact them by calling 01752 587676

You can also contact campus security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have no immediate plans to harm yourself, the below services may be helpful:

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Mary Ellen Copeland PhD gives a short summary of WRAP, an evidence-based system used worldwide by people to manage their mental health.
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Creating a WRAP plan

View the Recovery Devon information about creating your own personalised WRAP plan.

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