HOW do people self-harm?

People self-harm is a variety of ways, and sometimes do not even recognise they are doing harm to themselves.

  • Alcohol misuse/ binge drinking
  • Body hitting/ knocking/ punching
  • Cutting
  • Driving fast/ recklessly
  • Drug misuse; illicit or prescription
  • Eating disorders
  • Overdoses
  • Over exercising
  • Pulling hair out
  • Risky sexual behaviour
  • Self neglect
  • Skin burning/ picking
  • Throwing themselves down stairs

Note: This is not a fully comprehensive list, can you think of other ways?



You are not alone.

There is always hope!




Self-harm is often used as a coping strategy so stopping or reducing is not a short-term solution. Therefore new coping strategies need to be learned to provide individuals with healthier ways ahead! SAFA offers a complete package tailored to individual needs. Contact us by phone or email for more information from our contact page.


main logoSAFA is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of individuals who self-harm and alsoto those people who support them. Our primary goal is to empower the individual to take responsibility for their own lives by offering counseling and trusting support

Also we seek to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with self-harm by creating greater awareness through training and education.