Dear colleagues,

As you are all aware, self-harm has been a key issue not only for young people in our county, but indeed has been an area on the rise across the country. For those of you who attended the conference we hope you came away 'buzzing' and well armed with the information you need for dealing with issues of self harm and suicidal tendencies. You will be able to find the Toolkit and pathways on this page with appendices to help your work with young people to help you better support them.

We hope you enjoy the video, and that it will refresh in your minds if you attended the conference the issues you may face when dealing with self harm, and how to deal with it.

We would welcome your feedback on the conference, please e mail us at asknormen@nhs,net 

View our pages on Self Harm at

Conference highlights

Full Conference Video

Conference links to shorter versions of the videos

Self-harm conference market place and credits (1 min) -

Conference Opening (3 mins) -

Wall in the town hall (1 min) -

Self awareness & Self harm (8.5 mins)-

Self harm prevalence (15 mins) -

Plans for Northamptonshire (10.5 mins) -

Hospital (Acute) Self Harm (4 mins)  -

Catherine's Story (7 mins) -

Jack's Story (6 mins) -

Kelsie's Story (3 mins) -

Lessons Learnt (5 mins) -

Community & Schools Toolkit (7 mins) -

Poem of Addiction (1 min) -

Definitions & Pathways (11 mins) -

What can you do now? (5 mins) -

Young minds poem "Reach Out" (2 mins) -

Final Thoughts (2.5 mins)-

ChildLine offers children and young people aged 18 and under free, confidential advice and support 24 hours a day – no problem is too big or small. Our trained volunteer counsellors can be contacted through our helpline 0800 1111 or for online chat or email. – Is a safe, pro-recovery website that supports young people who self-harm. It also offers training for parents, carers and professionals equipping them to handle disclosure and provide effective support.

YouthNet is the leading online charity behind, the online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. provides essential, straight-talking, anonymous advice to young people about the issues affecting their lives.  0207 250 5700

YoungMinds - YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. YoungMinds provides a Parents’ Helpline for any adult concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of a child or young person. 0808 802 5544 or

Self Harm Conference Downloads