Specific self-harm psychological intervention
Strong evidence – there is lots of high-quality evidence that some young people find this treatment option helpful.
You may be offered three to 12 sessions of a psychological intervention specifically structured to help you reduce or stop self-harming. Your professional should work with you to identify things that cause you distress or lead to self-harm. The treatment should be tailored to your individual needs and could include cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic or problem-solving techniques.
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.