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What is self-harm?

Self-harm is when someone deliberately harms themselves. It’s a very personal and complex response to lots of different things going on in someone’s life like for example dealing with emotional pain, feeling disconnected, or feeling stressed. Self-harm can be a way of coping, and it’s important to understand it can also be a response to trauma.

The support we offer

We can offer you compassionate and non-judgemental support if you’re living with self-harm. We’ll explore with you the issues around the self-harm and work with you to discover alternative coping strategies. But we won’t just focus on self-harm, we’ll explore with you your overall wellbeing and the things that are important to you in your life. Many of our team members have their own lived experience of living with mental health challenges, and so we have an understanding of what you might be going through.

How do I get support?

If you’re aged 18 and over and live in Fife, you can access our free support by contacting us directly. This is called self-referral. Just email or call us today to ask about accessing support.

We also accept referrals on your behalf like for example from your GP, social worker, and other voluntary organsiations.

Where does support happen?

The support we offer will be wherever in your local community that you feel most comfortable. Or, if you prefer, support can be online via zoom. The support we offer is flexible, so just tell us what works best for you.


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Our story

We are Penumbra Mental Health, a pioneering charity providing dedicated services for people experiencing mild to serious and enduring mental ill health.

We support people on their journey to better mental health, by working with each person to find their own way forward.

The power of people’s lived experience enables us to provide pioneering services which transform lives.

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