Will’s Story: Coping with Self Harm
Will started to self-harm after his mum died as a way of coping with anger. He thought this was the only option for him, until his sister suggested art as an outlet for his anger. This video shows how art and self expression helped Will stop self-harming.
Self Harm: Should Injuries and Scars be Hidden
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith talks about whether injuries and scars should be hidden. She suggests that while an injury is still healing, they should be covered to avoid infection. When these injuries become scars you should treat them like any other scar and dress for the weather, having scars showing if you feel comfortable.
Self Harm – An Animated Film
A short animation about self harm made by young people at Scarborough Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). With useful information and suggestions.
#NoHarmDone – Things can Change
#NoHarmDone is a response to a powerful cry for help from young people, parents and professional who have told YoungMinds just how difficult dealing with self-harm is. This film was produced in order to explore how self-harm can affect a young person and how they find help to deal with their issues.
Coping with Self Harm
In this video, Luke and Stef join Childline to talk about self harm and how to manage it. Childline want to highlight the message that self harm can happen to anybody and t is a behavioural response to a situation that appears in somebody’s life and by continually doing it, by repeating that behaviour, you can feel like it’s more difficult to stop. This is why young people who self harm need help and support from their friends and family to stop self harming.
Coping with Suicidal Feelings – Somewhere New
Coping with suicidal feelings is never easy but there’s always a way to get through. Muscle relaxation, breathing, tai chi, writing yourself reminders that a day is only a day. There is always something that you can do.
Under the Knife – Icon for Hire
This song from Icon for Hire covers the topic of self harm. It shares how young people can often feel like they are alone when it comes to self harm but in reality there are a lot of other people who are suffering in silence as well.
Moving on from Self-Harm
Moving on from self-harm can be difficult but there are ways to support yourself. In this video, Childline counsellor Alex talks through some of the ways you can cope after moving on from self-harm.
Broken Isn’t Beautiful – Eleanor Avon
This poem by a young girl called Eleanor is a new look at what she calls the current ‘trend’ of mental illness. She calls out people who ‘play’ depressed in order to gain community from friends. She identifies how it becomes a game of who’s mental health is worse and who has more pain and how these people are taking valuable resources from people who really need help but can’t find their voice to ask.
Understanding Self-Harm and Finding Safer Alternatives
In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores how we can start to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms or self-harm with safer alternatives by first asking the question ‘why self-harm?’
This is a youtube video provided by NHS Choices, the video is 5 minutes 14 seconds long. The video discusses what self-harm is, why people self-harm, how they self harm and the treatment available for those individuals who self-harm.
Self Harm and Self Care: Tips on How to Cope
This video from Psych2Go focusses on what self harm is and what you can do to cope with urges to self harm and how to practice self care. This video shares a number of ways to cope when things seem to get harder.
#NoHarmDone – A Parent’s Journey
#NoHarmDone is a response to a powerful cry for help from young people, parents and professional who have told YoungMinds just how difficult dealing with self-harm is. This film was produced in order to explore how self-harm can affect a parent and a child.