Out of Harm Toolkit

Author: Penumbra’s North Ayrshire Self Harm Project
Categories: Health and health services and Mental health

14th April 2017

The Out of Harm Tool Kit is a resource for family, teachers and other professionals who have contact with a young person they are worried about. It has been developed with young people from Penumbra's North Ayrshire Self Harm Project with experience of self-harm.

The aim of this resource is not to teach you everything you need to know about self-harm, but instead to build confidence in approaching the issue with young people and laying the foundations for learning more about an individual's experiences.

The toolkit has been developed through a creative collaboration with young people from Penumbra's North Ayrshire Self Harm Project with experience of self-harm, therapeutic storyteller Wendy Woolfson, photographer Lisa Craig and illustrator Josie Valley. It consists of a conversation guide, a full toolkit with background information and links to further resources, photographs, films and stories.