Some distractions are also known as ‘hobbies’ and if you’re able to get totally immersed in something then that can be helpful in distracting you from how you are feeling and any urges to self-harm.

Having a specific place you go to and do this activity that you have decided is safe might also be helpful.

Hobbies people have told us they have used as distractions include:

  • reading
  • gaming
  • watching films or boxsets
  • doing sports
  • doing crafts