Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and self-harm
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) aims to help you understand how your thoughts, feelings and actions are connected. Your professional will support you to identify difficult thoughts and practice changing how you think and act in response to difficult situations. This can help to improve how you cope with and manage these difficult situations, which can also help to improve how you feel.
CBT is a talking therapy, which will usually take place individually between you and a professional.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.