Self-harm is spiralling in Britain. It is estimated that two teenagers in every classroom are driven by depression or anxiety to hurt themselves. In this moving and sometimes disturbing film, actress and writer Meera Syal meets young people to find out why they harm themselves, and how parents like herself can avoid it happening to their own children.
You will need a referral from your GP to use this app. BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. It includes a mood diary, a toolbox of evidence-based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue.
This free app is developed using ideas from an evidence-based therapy called DBT. The focus is to help learn to identify and manage your ‘emotional’ mind with positive impact. The app enables you to track your progress.