Hidden Pain – people with learning disabilities who self-injure
Research reports, resources and a DVD – for more information see the Hidden Pain page:
If you would like to order any of the priced publications below, please print off the order form (pdf)
For those who self-injure, professionals and anyone else who wants to understand self-injury. This booklet explains what self-injury is and why someone might feel driven to hurt her own body. There are ideas for help and lists of resources and further reading. Explanations are illustrated with quotes from women with personal experience of self-injury.
Self-help for self-injury
Also available in LARGE PRINT
This booklet is for any woman who is struggling with self-injury. It is also of value to professionals wishing to help someone overcome self-injury. It aims to help an individual understand and tackle what causes her to want to hurt herself. Again, women’s own words help explain the ideas discussed.
For friends and family
The aim of this booklet is to help those who want to understand and support a woman or young person who struggles with self-injury. An important focus is the feelings and experiences of supporters. There are quotes from partners, family and friends, and ideas to help supporters cope with their own feelings and needs.
Self-injury support and self-help groups
This booklet is for anyone interested in setting up or being involved in a self-help group. It examines the practical concerns as well as some of the particular issues that may arise in a group supporting people who self-injure.
Women from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups and Self-Injury
This booklet is of primary interest to women from black and minority ethnic groups who self-injure, but is also of interest to those working with or supporting women from black and minority ethnic groups.
Available in Bengali, Chinese, English, Punjabi and Urdu.
The Rainbow Journal for young people who self-injure
The Journal is aimed at helping young people move from self-harm to self-care. It has blank pages for writing about feelings and for drawing and includes artwork, quotes and poems by young people who self-injure. The Journal also has useful information on self-injury, such as helpline numbers. It is A5 size, spiral bound and very bright and colourful. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with counselling, as an additional tool.
Individual copies of The Rainbow Journal are free when ordered by under 18 year olds. If you are under 18yrs and would like a free copy you can use this order form.
Working with People who Self-injure Training Pack
A specially developed modular training pack for professionals working with people who self-injure, designed to be used flexaibly in one or two day workshops for workers in a wide range of settings. All materials have been developed through Bristol Crisis Service for Women’s extensive work with women who self-injure, and training experience in a wide variety of agencies including mental health services, social services, secure settings, voluntary organisations. Included are trainers’ notes, participative exercises, handouts, OHP originals, and resources.
Good Practice Guidelines
A useful starting-point for reviewing existing practice or for the development of new services.
Of relevance to individual workers, teams, managers and to service planners.
A booklet of poetry by young women with experience of self-injury.
Available only as download here (pdf)
How to order
If you would like to order any of these priced publications, please print off the order form (pdf) and send it to:
Self injury Support
Copies of The Rainbow Journal are also available to buy through amazon.co.uk.