Out of Harm


Welcome to the Out of Harm Toolkit. This is a resource for family, teachers and other professionals who have contact with a young person they are worried about. The aim of this resource is not to teach you everything you need to know about self-harm, but instead to build confidence in approaching the issue with young people and laying the foundations for learning more about an individual’s experiences.

The toolkit has been developed through a creative collaboration with young people from Penumbra’s North Ayrshire Self Harm Project with experience of self-harm, therapeutic storyteller Wendy Woolfson, photographer Lisa Craig and illustrator Josie Vallely. It consists of a conversation guide, a full toolkit with background information and links to further resources, photographs, films and stories.

For further information please view our FB Page:  https://www.facebook.com/outofharm/

The resources are offered under a creative comms license but any donations are most welcome.

Conversation Guide

Full Toolkit

OOH Stories

Images and Films

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Text CFAB12 £1 (or any amount you wish to donate) to 70070 to donate to conFAB and make a difference today.

Out of Harm Workshops

The Out of Harm Tool kit and Conversation Guide are designed to provide immediate off the shelf support. In response to requests for further input we are also offering workshops focused around self-harm and the tool kit.

Two Hour Workshop: £300
A concise introduction to self-harm, young people and the Tool Kit.

Full Day Workshop: £600
An in depth look at self-harm and young people explored through a therapeutic storytelling approach.

For further info Rachel: admin@confab.org.uk

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07811 394 058


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