Supportive contact 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.
Supportive contact is an additional type of help while you have another treatment. It involves brief conversations with a professional to offer you general support between your main treatment sessions. This could be either in person or over the phone.
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.