Where can I find more information and support?For further information on this guideline and other Clinical Practice Guidelines see www.ranzcp.org.
If you wish to talk to someone about deliberate self-harm the most useful contact is your GP or local mental health service.
To find out what mental health services are available in your area look in the 'Emergency Health and Help' section of your local White Pages.
If you need to talk to someone urgently please call:
Phone: 13 11 14
Just Ask Mental Health Information and Referral Service
Phone: 1300 131 114
Kids Help Line
Freecall: 1800 55 1800
Your state or territory association or foundation for mental health. Contact details can be found in the phone book.Top of page
Other useful websites about self-harmFocus - www.focusas.com
Young People and Self Harm - www.selfharm.org.uk
National Self Harm Network - www.nshn.co.uk
American Association of Suicidology - www.suicidology.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - www.afsp.org
Books about recovery from self-harmThomas E Ellis, Cory F Newman. Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy, New Harbinger Publications Inc, ISBN: 1-57224 -056-3
Marilee Strong, A Bright Red Scream, Penguin, ISBN: 0140280537
Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game, St Martin's Press, ISBN: 0312263937
Jan Sutton, Healing the Hurt Within, Trans Atlantic Publications. ISBN:185032993