Self harm is when someone deliberately hurts themselves. It can take a number of forms, like cutting, scratching, or burning their skin.

There are lots of reasons why some young people might self harm:

  • a way of dealing with the pressures of everyday life
  • low self esteem
  • body image issues
  • bullying
  • bereavement
  • anxiety
  • depression

If you want to talk to someone, if you are feeling worried or upset, you can always contact one of the following organisations: