Penumbra's self-harm resources offer a range of information about understanding self-harm and very practical exercises that both young people themselves and those supporting them can use to help to understand, minimise any risks and ultimately reduce self-harming.
Understand the range of acts and behaviours that fall under the term 'self-harm'.
Could you identify the main signs that might indicate someone is self-harming? This visual resource highlights key things you should look out for.
A useful tool to provide young people with the facts and dispel the myths in relation to self-harming.
A visual resource to understand the actions and behaviours that can help support an individual that is self-harming, and those that can be counterproductive.
By helping people understand what triggers behind their behaviour, this resource aims to help reduce instances of self-harm.
This resource lists activities that can either act as a distraction or address some of the symptoms which can lead to self-harm.
Checklist of key tips to be aware of if you, or someone you know, has self-harmed.
Exercise to help people understand understand what makes them happy, valuable and loved.
Listing exercise to identify activities and strategies which can help people when they may be thinking of self-harm.
A diary exercise to help people reflect on acts of self-harm and address feelings that led to and followed.
This resource helps people identify possible events or situations that may cause distress and trigger instances of self-harm, as well as steps that can be taken to stay safe and well.
This exercise aims to combat negative internal thoughts and build self-esteem and confidence through positive affirmation.
Help people identify the thought processes at play during various stages of self-harm.
Listing exercise to identify the things and places that are most important.