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There has been a 40% increase in the numbers of children and young people (aged 10 to 14) self-harming in Worcestershire over the last few years. Nationally, the rise is reported to be as high as 70%.

We are dedicating February as our 'Self-Help, not Selp-Harm' awareness month. All the accompanying materials and press releases linked to this campaign will be added to this site.

Get involved in the campaign 

To help raise awareness we want you to write on your wrists something you do to positively cope with adversity, e.g. stress, feeling anxious, a bereavement or pressure. It may be ‘talking to friends’, or ‘getting active’, or ‘socialising’
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Post your self-help selfie on Twitter or Facebook including #selfhelpnotselfharm and nominate three or more friends to do the same.

Thank you to all those who have supported our campaign so far!

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 Useful links 

"Self-Help not Self-Harm" awareness month in the news 

- We have available a series of Self-help guides, including one specifically on the issue of Self-harm. It provides a support leaflet as well as audio and video advice and guidance for anyone vulnerable to self-harming. Click here for our Self-Help Guides

Research summary by association of young people's health

The resilient classroom

- NEW Self-help not self-harm event at Charles Hastings Education Centre in Worcester, 12th February 2015 - CAMHS presentation 

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