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Self harm awareness

Self-harm is when someone deliberately hurts themselves. It can include cutting, burning, hitting or bruising, poisoning, scratching, hair-pulling or overdosing. People who self-harm aren’t usually trying to commit suicide or looking for attention.

Suicide awareness

Each day around 16 people take their life in the UK and Ireland. This page tells you who you should contact if you are feeling suicidal, or what you can do if someone tells you that they are.

Mental capacity and the Mental Capacity Act

Mental capacity is our ability to make decisions about all aspects of our lives. This could be affected permanently or temporarily by an injury, a serious illness or a disability.

Report your concern

If an adult is in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.

If you are reporting concerns because you suspect that a vulnerable adult is being abused, or you are being abused yourself, please visit our Report your concern page.