Research about self-injury

Hidden Pain? Self-injury and people with learning disabilities

This research project looked at the perspectives of people with learning disabilities who self-injure. This is the first time a study has actually asked people with learning disabilities throughout the UK about their own understandings of their self-injury and what would help them.

This study was carried out by Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) and the Norah Fry Research Centre.  It was funded by a Big Lottery Fund research grant.

hidden-pain-dvd-large-cropResearch reports

Resources are available from the project

These are free for people with learning disabilities.

  • A DVD of people with learning disabilities talking about their experiences of self-injury £6.00
  • A workbook for people with learning disabilities who self-injure, to help them think through and address their self-injury. £5.00
  • An information booklet for family members/supporters or people with learning disabilities who self-injure £3.00
  • A training pack for those working with people with learning disabilities who self-injure. £50.00

To order any of these resources please fill out an order form and email it to us or send to:

Self injury Support
PO Box 3240
Bristol BS2 2EF

For further information about this project please contact Fiona Macaulay by email or phone on 0117 9279600