Pat's Answer

To Pat / 27 Mar 2019

Topic: Self Harming

Your Question

How do I stop doing self harm?

From Pat / 23 Apr 2019


Thank you for your question and for making contact with Childline.

You have been very brave to reach out to Childline and it sounds like things are not going as they should for you right now. It is not easy dealing with these feelings and there are many agencies who can help, including ourselves. The want/need to self harm can sometimes be because of a build up of feelings around certain things that might be going on for you in your life right now.

We would be concerned to hear that you are currently self harming. This is not an easy thing to be going through! That you ask how do you stop, suggests to me that you are looking for help. You have the right to get some help and we would welcome the chance to talk with you through our online or phone service about this some more. You can contact us at 1800 666 666 or through

Childline is available 24 hours a day and if you feel you would like to talk about these feelings and work through what help might be available for you we would welcome the chance to do so.

Many thanks


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