G2SI: First Aid Links

When in doubt, go and see a professional! These sites are intended as a guide and should not replace advice from a medical professional. Please remember you can also ring 0845 46 47 to speak to NHS Direct, who can advise you. (UK) First Aid advice from the St John Ambulance. Covers cuts, burns and […]

G2SI: General Links

I have tried to include mostly information sites here, rather than personal homepages, poetry etc. Please be aware that I do not necessarily agree with everything on these websites. Please also be aware that they may contain triggering material. Self Harm: The short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and […]

G2SI: Christian Links

I have found it hard to find specifically Christian websites or articles about self injury. However I have found a few resources for you. Please note that I do not necessarily endorse anything on these websites. Please be aware that websites may be triggering. The Lysamena Project on Self Injury: Christian site with information about […]

G2SI: What is Self Injury?

Self injury (SI) is described as “an act which involves deliberately inflicting pain and/or injury to one’s own body, but without suicidal intent.” [1] Another definition, from the Christian psychologist Dr Kate Middleton states that self injury is: “acting to deliberately injure yourself physically in an attempt to cope with, express or reduce intense or […]

G2SI: Introduction

Self injury is a serious, and relatively common problem. Women and men, children, teenagers and adults self injure, and it can happen to anyone, from any race, background or culture. A study suggested that between 4.6% and 6.6% of the UK population had self injured although this may be an under-reporting as another study showed […]