Out of Harm


Welcome to the Out of Harm Toolkit. This is a resource for family, teachers and other professionals who have contact with a young person they are worried about. 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 Vallely. It consists of a conversation guide, a full toolkit with background information and links to further resources, photographs, films and stories.

The resources are offered under a creative comms license but any donations are most welcome.

Conversation Guide

Full Toolkit

OOH Stories

Images and Films

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