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Please be aware that due to the current situation in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all open access groups such as Stress Control and ACT-ion for Living, and referral groups such as Living Life to the Full are now suspended until further notice. Please continue to check here for further updates on this situation and other PMHSS groups. For more information and resources please see

Self Harm

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress.

You can access more information and support from the following organisations:

SelfharmUK is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm. Amber Project exists to support any young person (aged 14-25) in Cardiff and the surrounding areas who has experience of self-harm.

You could also have a read of this self-help book - click on the cover for a preview on Google Books:

Tracy Alderman (1997)