We can’t be there in person to help and support you in a moment of crisis, but there are other options available to you if you can’t turn to someone you trust. By giving us your postcode (or one nearby to where you are right now) we can let you know about services in your area. Remember: this moment will pass; you won’t always feel the way you do right now.
If in doubt always call 999.
We'll also be available this coming Wednesday at 7pm for a live chat drop in session
Alumina can work in a variety of ways – Alumina sessions are delivered online and young people access them by registering their details on the sign up page.
If you are supporting a young person struggling with self-harm, it might be good to chat to them about joining Alumina. It maybe that you log in with them the first time and chat after about how it was for them: we always welcome feedback.
We have also produced a Leader’s guide for professionals to purchase and support young people face to face in their setting – whether that be at school, children’s home, Church, or in a CAMHS setting. We strongly urge you to have the approval of your Line Manager and a suitable Self-harm Policy in place before you begin this work.
The Leader’s guide has valuable information regarding safeguarding, communication, group dynamics and boundaries as well as the session materials. Participants handbooks are also available for purchase, it works best if each young person has their own booklet.
We also offer training to professionals around issues of self-harm.