Self Harm - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity.

Self Harm - Link to ASAP NHS Choices and Video. An expert explains why young people may self-harm, and describes some of the different forms it can take. Caroline, director of Harmless, used to self-harm as a teenager. She gives advice on how to get the right support.

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline. Partnership between Rethink Mental Illness and Gloucestershire County Council. Txt:07537410022. Open 5pm - 10pm every day.

Getting the conversation started about self-harm. (Article from April MHFA Insight Newsletter. See 'News' for all Newsletters)

Dr Pooky Knightsmith of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust has produced an excellent set of resources designed to provide hope and practical support for anyone affected by self-harm. The resources include videos and information packs for young people, parents and professionals and can be downloaded from The MFHA Newsletter says, 'Please feel free to use these resources for any relevant work you are doing around mental health and self-harm'.

HARMLESS - Self harm support.

Gloucester Rethink Self Harm Support Group.

There is a support group for self harmers and/or their families to have a place to talk about any concerns. They meet in a hired room in Matson, Gloucester, which is comfortable and discreet. 

Contact details

Clare Bamford Hewitt, Susie Wild
(M) 07501 941202
The Phoenix Centre
Matson Lane

Meeting times

The group meets weekly on a Friday from 1.00pm - 3.00pm and will continue to for the foreseeable future. In addition to the weekly group meetings, some of the group meet for a social coffee and catch up on Mondays at a different Gloucester location. Please speak to Susie or Clare for more details. There is a small charge of £2.50 per session for the weekly Friday meetings, which includes unlimited tea and coffee.

For further information nationally about our groups and services, please contact us on 0121 522 7007 or email