Worried about
self-harm?
Calm Harm is a free app that

helps you manage or

resist the urge to self-harm.

Download it now:

  

Worried about
self-harm?
Download the free Calm Harm app

About Calm Harm

The urge to self-harm is like a wave. It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it.
Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app by choosing activities from these categories:
Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, and Random.

There is also a breathing technique to help be mindful and stay in the moment, regulate difficult emotions and reduce tension.
When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade.

Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Clinical Psychologist Dr Nihara Krause, in collaboration with young people, using principles from the evidence-based therapy Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

 

Calm Harm provides some immediate techniques to help break the cycle of self-harm behaviours and explore underlying trigger factors, build a ‘safety net’ of helpful thoughts, behaviours and access to supportive people, provide opportunity to journal and self-reflect. It also provides signposts to help.

 

The app is private, anonymous and safe.

 

Read a guide to using the Calm Harm app during the COVID-19 pandemic here

 

Please note that the Calm Harm app is not a substitute for the assessment and individualised treatment by a health/mental health professional.Please note that the Calm Harm app is not a substitute for the assessment and individualised treatment by a health/mental health professional.

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