About this project
The aim of this project to learn more about self-harm, its impact on individuals and the support people may need. Self-harm refers to deliberate self-injury or poisoning regardless of suicidal intent.
How many people in the UK self-harm?
How does this impact their lives?
What help and support do people who self-harm need?
The answers to these and many other fundamental questions are largely unknown. It’s time we increased our knowledge and understanding and for this we need your help.
Everyone is different and this is why your story is so important to us. By contributing to this research you will be directly involved in generating new research and informing help for others.
If you are aged over 16, living in the UK and have ever harmed yourself in any way we need your story for this ground breaking study.
Once you have completed the registration you will have the option to complete a set of questionnaires. If you decide at any time you no longer want to complete a questionnaire just hit the ‘exit’ button. You are free to do this at any time and you won’t be expected to give a reason.
While we are not able to provide information on individual responses we will make findings of this research available on the web-portal so you can see how your contribution is really making a difference.
We are also interested in what information, support or advice for self-harm you consult online. This can be anything including hashtags and Facebook groups, online news reports, YouTube channels and videos, dedicated forums and websites. We are interested in the good and the bad and the more sources you can tell us about the better. To do this, simply consent to partaking in research on this page and follow the ‘add resource’ link on your homepage to contribute.
Thank you for taking part in this research – all the information you give us is so important to informing future research. While we are not able to provide information on individual responses we will make findings of this research available on the website so you can see how your contribution is really making a difference.
If you have been affected by taking part in this research in any way or just need someone to talk to please get in touch with the Samaritans on 116 123 they are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
If you want to talk to someone immediately then please telephone 116 123
Further support is also available via email at Jo@samaritans.org
Further information can be found on their website www.samaritans.org
Just having someone to talk to that isn’t family or friends can be a tremendous help. You don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch.
If you have any further questions about this research get in touch Contact us
If you no longer want to be involved in this study then just go through to My Account and click ‘leave study’ to have your details removed from our database.
Thank you again for taking part! Your story is so valuable to making a real difference