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University Counselling Service

Student Counselling

You can find below a selection of helpful resources.
Please note that whilst we hope that these resources are useful, the Counselling Service does not endorse the opinions expressed by other parties.

The Counselling Service suggests that people check the data collecting practices of online tools and apps that track mental health. 







National Self Harm Network

Self Harm UK

Self Injury Support



Mind - A-Z Mental Health Leaflets

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Self Help Guide
Self Harm

The Royal College of Psychiatrists - A-Z Leaflets


Calm Harm app - helps you manage the urge to self-harm   -




The descriptions given are intended to provide a summary of the contents but should not be taken to imply that the Counselling Service endorses the opinions expressed.


Self Harm: The Path To Recovery
Kate Middleton and Sarah Garvie, 2011

Throughout this book the authors draw on case histories and personal stories, as well as using contributions from other experts in the field. Suitable for the carer and self harmer alike, this book offers an encouraging companion along the path to recovery.

Freedom from Self Harm:Overcoming Self Injury with skills from DBT and other Treatments
Kim L Gratz PhD and Alexander L Chapman PhD, 2009

This complete guide to stopping self-injury gives you the facts about self-harm, corrects common myths about this behavior, and provides self-soothing techniques you can begin using right away for regulating difficult or overwhelming emotions.