Self-harm / self-injury factsheets, leaflets, ebooks, and print-outs

The LifeSIGNS little book of five a days

Free ebook, for your computer or mobile device. Works with iBooks etc. Written by the volunteers at LifeSIGNS, offering different ideas for health and happiness.

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Fact sheets

Our fact sheets, below, are free to print and to distribute, as long as you do not edit or change them.

Parent′s and guardians′ fact sheet

Factsheet for parentsCompletely revised, reviewed and updated; specifically written for parents and guardians of teenagers and children of any age who self-harm. Useful for children to print off for their parents, and useful for parents to get an insight into their child’s behaviour.

PDF icon Parents’ fact sheet V4 [PDF; 450KB]

You can just click to download the PDF, but if you have any trouble, ‘right-click‘ on the PDF link and select to ‘Save link as’ to download the document to your computer. Then you can open the fact sheet with Adobe PDF Reader or even your browser.

Parents′ and guardian′s fact sheet

Friends′ fact sheets

Factsheet for friendsFriends can offer so much support to each other, and people often talk to their friends before they talk to parents or doctors. If you have a friend who self-harms, print off this factsheet for yourself, and maybe share it with them.

PDF icon Friends’ fact sheet V4 [PDF; 430KB]

You can just click to download the PDF, but if you have any trouble, ‘right-click‘ on the PDF link and select to ‘Save link as’ to download the document to your computer. Then you can open the fact sheet with Adobe PDF Reader or even your browser.

Friends′ fact sheet

Males′ fact sheet

Factsheet for malesGuys might hurt themselves in different ways, and they might avoid talking about self-injury, but it’s not uncommon among men, and you should not assume that self-injury is a ‘girl thing. Download our Factsheet for your mates, and read our Male Self-Injury article for statistics – it’s def not a girl thing.

PDF icon Males’ fact sheet V3 [PDF; 430KB]

You can just click to download the PDF, but if you have any trouble, ‘right-click‘ on the PDF link and select to ‘Save link as’ to download the document to your computer. Then you can open the fact sheet with Adobe PDF Reader or even your browser.

Males′ fact sheet

For people who self-injure, fact sheet

People who self-injure, fact sheetPrint this for anyone who hurts themself; let them know that they are not alone.

PDF icon People who self-injure V2 [PDF; 120KB]

You can just click to download the PDF, but if you have any trouble, ‘right-click‘ on the PDF link and select to ‘Save link as’ to download the document to your computer. Then you can open the fact sheet with Adobe PDF Reader or even your browser.

People who self-injure, fact sheet

Healthcare worker fact sheet

Factsheet for health workersCompletely revised, reviewed and updated; specifically written for healthcare professionals and practitioners, the ‘Healthcare Worker’ factsheet is practical introduction to self-injury and the treatment and care of people who self-harm.

PDF icon Healthcare Worker fact sheet V5 [PDF; 590KB]

You can just click to download the PDF, but if you have any trouble, ‘right-click‘ on the PDF link and select to ‘Save link as’ to download the document to your computer. Then you can open the fact sheet with Adobe PDF Reader or even your browser.

Healthcare worker fact sheet

Teachers′ and Lecturers′ fact sheet

Teachers' and Lecturers' fact sheetCompletely revised, reviewed and updated; specifically written for teachers and lecturers and professionals within the educational system.

PDF icon Teachers’ fact sheet V5 [PDF; 420KB]

PDF icon Taflen Wybodaeth am Hunan-Niwed ar gyfer Athrawon a Darlithwyr V4 [PDF; 430KB] – Welsh

Teachers′ and Lecturers′ fact sheet

Employers′ fact sheet

Employers' fact sheetGuidance for employers and managers about staff who may rely on self-injury at times.

PDF icon Employers’ fact sheet V2 [PDF; 290KB]

You can just click to download the PDF, but if you have any trouble, ‘right-click‘ on the PDF link and select to ‘Save link as’ to download the document to your computer. Then you can open the fact sheet with Adobe PDF Reader or even your browser.

Employers′ fact sheet

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We hope these free fact sheets are really useful to you. We’re an unfunded small charity and everything you see here was created by people who know self-injury from the inside and want to help people reach their own understanding.

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Creating a School Self-Injury Policy

School policy documentSelf-injury in school aged children and young people is a very real issue that all schools, colleges and universities need to take seriously.

As with bullying policies, all schools should now have a self-injury policy.

Every establishment is different and the policy you create will be unique to your school in order that it may best serve your staff, pupils and parents. This guidance document will help you consider what factors you wish to implement and assist you in making informed choices.

PDF icon Creating a School Self-Injury Policy V2 (Guidance Document) [PDF; 240KB]

School Self-Injury Policy

Precursors to Self-Injury

Precursors to self-injuryOur two-page handout is useful when considering the emotions driving self-injury, and the intention behind the behaviour.

You can view the Precursors to Self-Injury web page too.

PDF icon Precursors to Self-Injury V4 [PDF; 180KB]

Precursors to Self-Injury

Self-Injury Awareness Book

Second Edition, Revision 2

Self-injury awareness bookletOur 50 page booklet had always been popular and well referenced, please download your free copy.

Please note this is the second edition of our booklet, and we will revise it from time to time, but will also re-write it entirely before 2009.

You may print the SIA Booklet on A5 paper, or, you can print 2 pages on to one side of A4.
It’s a handy reference file to have at hand on your computer.

The Foreword is by Dr. Neil Burley, MB, ChB, Psychiatrist and teacher.

PDF icon Self-Injury Awareness Book 2nd Edition [Guidance Document] [PDF; 500KB]

 

Self-Injury Awareness Book

LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-led voluntary organisation, founded in 2002 to raise awareness about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury. We recognise self-injury is a way of coping with distressing experiences and difficult emotions, and we encourage people to reflect on the issues behind their self-injury, and to develop and explore alternative coping mechanisms.
LifeSIGNS is managed and led by people with personal experience of self-injury, and we are non-judgemental, non-directional, and respectful of our members’ and visitors’ life experiences and perceptions. The LifeSIGNS website is the centre of our vibrant community, and provides access to all of our services, including our newsletter, book and trainingwww.lifesigns.org.uk

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