Resources

Things I Can Do When I Feel Like Self Harming

A resource designed to assist teenagers and young people in creating a personalised plan to cope with self-harm urges and thoughts.

Member Account Includes

  • Access over 800 downloadable mental health resources for children and teens
  • Resource packs, activities, games, worksheets, teaching resources and more
  • Seasonal themed resources
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Request your own resources
  • Cancel anytime

Resource Info

Things I Can Do When I Feel Like Self Harming is a resource designed to assist teenagers and young people in creating a personalised plan to cope with self-harm urges and thoughts. By following the provided prompts, individuals can identify and list their own coping strategies to implement when they feel the urge to self-harm.

Key Features:

This self-harm resource for teens provides prompts that guide individuals to reflect on their emotions, triggers, and warning signs associated with self-harm. This reflection helps increase self-awareness and understanding of their own experiences.

Coping Strategies: Individuals are encouraged to brainstorm and list coping strategies that can help them navigate self-harm urges or thoughts. These strategies can include healthy distractions, self-soothing techniques, reaching out for support, or engaging in mindful hobbies or activities that help them feel calm.

Personalised Plan: By creating a plan ahead of time, teens are better equipped to respond to self-harm urges in a healthy way. Having a plan in place provides a sense of preparedness and empowerment during challenging moments.

Benefits:

Healthy Coping Skill Development: Creating a self-harm plan empowers young people to develop and implement healthy coping skills when they feel the urge to self-harm. It provides alternative strategies to redirect their emotions and promotes self-care and well-being.

Increased Resilience: By identifying and practising personal coping skills, teens can strengthen their resilience and ability to navigate difficult emotions and situations without self-harming.

Regain a Sense of Control: Having a plan in place gives individuals a sense of control and empowerment over their own well-being. It allows them to feel more in control of their own wellbeing and builds their confidence and ability to take care of themselves.

By reflecting on emotions, identifying triggers and brainstorming coping strategies, teens can learn to exert control over their self-harm.

Please note that this resource does not replace professional support and if you are concerned about a child who is self-harming contact a mental health professional or crisis line.