Below are some strategies that sometimes help distract a person when they have thoughts of self harm. . Pinging an elastic band . Holding cold ice cubes against the skin . Drawing on skin . Tight or heavy clothing . Being held tightly . Rubbing on cream . Chewing something with a strong taste
A Self-Isolation Journal template, created by Lorna-Belle Harty, which can be printed off and used to help plan your day during this difficult time. Any feedback would be gratefully received. To print off a copy please click here.
The Youth Emotional Support (YES) team provides a free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support for their wellbeing. They can support you with mood, anxiety, relationship issues, self-injury, self esteem and significant live events. They provide this in a one-one support and group working capacity. You can self refer to their services
Here are some self help links to websites that some patients find useful: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/ http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/ https://moodgym.com.au/ Information for parents/carers https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/free-therapy-or- counselling/ https://moodcafe.co.uk/ https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ This is an Australian site that has some useful resources which may be helpful: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/ This is a recommended YouTube channel that says it in simple ways and isn’t trying
Time to Talk is a friendly and approachable NHS service offering talking therapies for a variety of conditions. https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services/servicedetails.htm?directoryID=16358 Self-referral form https://gateway.mayden.co.uk/referral-v2/6293419b-f31d-49fe-9a81-cdd0bb49118d
Who you can speak to if you feel unsafe: Call NHS 111 who have a crisis support part of their service and can call an ambulance to take you to a place of safety as needed Call Sussex mental health line 03005000101. This is available outside of normal GP hours Call us here in the