To Pat / 21 May 2020
Other forms of self harm
From Pat / 6 June 2020
Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat.
You have questions around self-harming.
You have a right to get answers to all of your questions and we would be more than happy to support you and answer as best we can all of the questions you may have.
Childline would be aware that self-harming may come in different forms. This we would know of because young people talk to us about their different experiences, all of which would be confidential. Childline would be concerned for any child that would self-harm, as every child has the right to be safe. You may find some answers to your question on www.pieta.ie. Pieta is an organisation which supports people who self-harm and also friends and families of those who are self-harming.
Childline would be more than happy to talk to you further about this if you like. We are here for all young people 24/7 by phone at 1800 66 66 66, by text at 50101, and through our website www.childline.ie, where you can have a web chat with us and also find some articles around self-harm and mental health https://www.childline.ie/self-harm/.
Thank you for contacting Ask Pat. We hope to hear from you soon,