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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.

If you are concerned that an adult is at risk please call

0345 155 1007

or email csc.caredirect@devon.gov.uk

If it’s an emergency call 999