Our Mental Health Advisors can help put support in place if you are worried about self-harm. If you want to read some further information on what self-harm is and how it might affect you, you can find that by clicking this link.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described, or if you are worried about your mental health, then please make an appointment to discuss with your GP as soon as possible.
Understandably there may be times when have more difficulty completing your studies due to the way you are feeling. There is support available to help you with this. If you find that your mental health is affecting you or your ability to study, please come to a drop in session at the Student Wellbeing Centre as soon as possible.
Drop in sessions:
Monday to Friday: 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Thursdays (term time only): 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Students against Depression:Coping with self-harming urges – http://studentsagainstdepression.org/get-support/check-suicide-and-self-harm/coping-with-self-harming-urges/
Information and advice on self-harm – http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/whats_worrying_you/self-harm
Information, support and coping strategies – http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/self_harm_-_information_and_coping_mechanisms
Alternative methods for relieving self-harm urges including a range of distraction techniques – http://www.nshn.co.uk/downloads/Distractions.pdf
The Cushion Club: Lincoln based peer-led self-harm support group (contact details) – http://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/resources/cushion-club-lincoln
Advice on how to care for wounds – http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cuts-and-grazes/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Stuart’s Story on self-harm – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p55akpogFJs
Our top App: ESC Student (Free) – Specifically tailored for young adults, this app provides information on both physical and mental health, offering self-help guidance and advice on when professional support is needed.
Recovery from Self-Harm (Free) – Provides young people who self-harm with discreet help and advice.
Project Toe (Free) – App that enables users to share and read other’s personal stories and gain support.
Calm Harm (Free) – Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self harm.