Self-harm refers to the different ways that people deliberately harm themselves. It might conjure up images of someone cutting themselves, but it can also include things like deliberate burning, scratching, hair pulling or taking an overdose. Sometimes people self-harm in secret and it might be a long time before they feel able to tell someone else about it.
This webpage covers the topic of self-harm and includes information on; reasons young people self-harm, the resilience lab, and important information to remember if you are self-harming. This webpage also contains a button to hide page if you don’t feel safe being seen viewing this page.
This webpage is well designed and really interested. While the organisation itself is based in Bristol, the information is still applicable to young people in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. The inclusion of a hide page button allows young people to feel comfortable in viewing this page, knowing that there is an easy way to hide the webpage. This can create a sense of trust for the young person that might find it hard to disclose information about their own self-harming behaviours.
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