The Aberdeen Self Harm Service was opened in 2004 to provide a recovery focused, non-judgemental and user led support service to people who self-harm in Aberdeen City. We also explore the needs of family, carers and professionals in contact with young people who self harm.

The Service supports people aged 16 years old and over, primarily through one to one support, and also works throughout Aberdeen to raise awareness of self harm issues.

If you would like to get involved in the service we accept self referrals and referrals from agencies and family members.


Self harm is often a very private and personal act, and many people who self harm struggle to approach others for help. To mark Self Harm Awareness Day, we wanted to do something to increase understanding and awareness around self harm, and to reduce stigma.

We have created the hashtag #talkingisharmless, and a series of #talkingisharmless articles, which we feel embody our ethos that the most important thing is to talk about self harm.

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