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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.

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Site Rules

Alumina is primarily for young people aged 14 to 18 and we want to ensure that it's a safe and appropriate place for them to visit. We've established these site rules to help you understand what is and isn't allowed.

At all times we reserve the right to remove or modify any content posted on the website for any reason whatsoever. In addition, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to Alumina and SelfharmUK any time.

Alumina and SelfharmUK will not post or allow content that:

Is considered likely to encourage or provoke self-harm in others: Whilst we want to create an open and honest context for young people to discuss self-harm, and we understand that this may involve candid discussion, we reserve the right to remove material that we decide is unsuitable.

Is considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others: Abusive or disruptive behaviour is not allowed on Alumina and SelfharmUK This includes:

  • Harassing, threatening or causing distress or inconvenience to any person or people.
  • Flaming: This means posting something that's angry and mean-spirited.
  • Trolling: This means saying deliberately provocative things just to stir up trouble.
  • Bumping or creating duplicate comments, posting in such a way as to cause technical errors, or any other attempts to disrupt the normal flow of comments.

Is racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit or abusive: Content and comments that contain offensive content are not allowed on Alumina or SelfharmUK Racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable material will be removed and if extreme will result in immediate and permanent restriction of your membership.

Contains language that is likely to offend: Using unnecessary swear words (including abbreviations or alternative spellings) or other language likely to offend is not allowed in content or comments and we reserve the right to remove some or all of the content or comments containing it. In some cases the moderator will edit out the offending material leaving the rest of the comment or content visible on the board. 

Includes contact details like phone numbers, email addresses: including contact or identification details in posts such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses is prohibited. Please do not reveal any personal information about yourself or others as it might inadvertently put you or someone else at risk.