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24hr freephone crisis helpline 1800 247 247

Our 24 hour freephone crisis helpline is managed by qualified and professional therapists.

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Text our therapists if you are in crisis Text HELP to 51444

Our qualified and professional therapists are available 24 hours a day. *Standard message rates apply.

Start your Therapy Journey today Call 0818 111 126

Our Therapy Services team is available to support you with accessing our free therapy services and provide information about therapy for you or someone you are concerned about. No referral is needed.

If you are in a medical emergency call 999 or 112 now

Why am I hurting myself?

Intentionally hurting yourself is one way to express difficult emotions. Self-harm might be your way of releasing pent-up feelings of distress or anger. It may be the only way you know how to cope, but there are other methods of coping.

Tell a friend and confide in someone you trust about what’s happening. It is normal to be apprehensive about opening up, worrying about a friends reaction or judgement, but it’s very likely that they’ll simply want to help.

Pieta want to help you manage your coping skills and introduce alternative methods so you are not compelled to harm yourself anymore.

We recognise that self-harm is your current coping mechanism and it is working for you now. Self-harming usually helps you cope in the present moment, so we will help you build coping strategies. The Pieta therapy model is to help move from self-harm to self-care.

Our non-judgmental, strength based and solution focused method through up to twelve sessions of free counselling dependent on your needs.

You’re not alone.

Some Help & Advice

Am I the only one that self-harms?

No. Over 9,785* people presented to hospitals in 2018 with self-harm presentations.


For further help and advice see our FAQ section. If you are in immediate danger or a medical emergency please call Emergency Services on 112 or 999 now.

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