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Support services

Not all websites about self harm are helpful – we’ve spent time finding the most supportive websites out there, so you don’t have to.

Self harm specific:

www.selfharm.co.uk
www.nshn.co.uk
www.lifesigns.org.uk
www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk
www.thesite.org/mental-health/self harm
www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk/advice_and_info/your_health/mental_health/self harm.aspx
Girls and young women up to 25 can text Tess anonymously on 07800 472 908 Mon-Fri 7-9pm

Emotional support for young people (local):

You can always bring a good friend or family member with you when you go to any of the following services.

You’ll find all of these (and many many more) at: www.wheretogofor.co.uk

www.allsortsyouth.org.uk – Allsorts LGBTU youth project / 01273 721211
www.bmeypp.org.uk – Black and Minority Ethnic Young Peoples Project (BMEYPP) / 01273 609298
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) / 01273 718680
www.e-motionbh.org.uk – free online counselling for 13-25 year olds
www.theclocktowersanctuary.org.uk – for homeless or insecurely housed young people / 01273 722353
www.dialoguecentre.org.uk – free counselling for 13-25 year olds / 07739 893707 / email community.counselling@sussexcentralymca.org.uk
www.mindcharity.co.uk – mental health support & advocacy / 01273 666950
www.ruokservice.co.uk – support about substance misuse / 01273 293966
www.sussexcentralymca.org.uk – Youth Advice Centre (YAC) is now at 58 West Street, BN1 2RA  offering advice for young people on housing, sexual health and more / 01273 828828
www.thecarerscentre.org – Young Carers Project / 01273 746222 / 07704 409155
ypc.ebabel.org.uk – Young People’s Centre, 69 Ship St, BN1 1AE / 01273 887886
www.wheretogofor.co.uk/youth-collective – Youth Collective youth clubs including Brighton Youth Centre, the Deans Youth Project, Hangleton and Knoll Project, the Crew Club in Whitehawk and Tarner Youth Project.

Emotional support (national):

www.youngminds.org.uk
www.mind.org.uk
www.sane.org.uk or call 0845 767 8000 between 6-11pm
www.ccbt.co.uk
www.bigwhitewall.com
http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk
www.childline.org.uk or call 0800 1111 (up to age 19)
www.samaritans.org offering anonymous support for anyone in crisis. Call 08457 90 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org

Other specialist help:

www.b-eat.co.uk (eating disorders)
www.swish.org.uk (sexual health)
www.talktofrank.com (drugs)

Help for parents / carers to support you better:

Check out the Right Here Guide for Parents and Carers in Brighton and Hove.
www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents or call free 0808 802 5544 Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm
www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo/parentscarers/self harm.aspx