The truth about self-harm

This booklet, created by the Mental Health Foundation, aims to help you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if you or someone you know is self-harming, and how to get help.

The truth about self-harm

Coping with self-harm

This guide has been developed, by researchers at the University of Oxford, through talking to parents and carers of young people, and is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming. It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available.

Coping with self-harm

Coping with loss factsheet

Losing someone you care about to suicide is devastating and can make you feel many different ways. This factsheet, written by Rethink Mental Illness, looks at what support is available when someone you know has taken their own life. It also provides information about investigations that may happen after someone has taken their own life.


Suicide – coping with loss factsheet.

It’s safe to talk about suicide

Short leaflet to provide guidance on what you could say or do if you are worried that someone may be thinking about suicide.

It’s safe to talk leaflet

This resource was developed at the University of Exeter Medical School in collaboration with The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities and originally produced by Devon County Council.

Finding the words

This short postvention guide, developed at UCL, is aimed at helping people reach out and offer support to someone bereaved by suicide.

Finding the Words

Written by Maxine Frances Roper and Dr Alexandra Pitman with support from the Judi Meadows Memorial Fund.

Help is at Hand

A postvention support guide for people affected by suicide, with both emotional and practical support.  People who have been bereaved by suicide used their experiences to lead the revision of this resource.


Help is at Hand