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The role of online and online peer support for young people who self-harm

Good practice guide

The profound influence of the internet  on young people’s help-seeking behaviour means it has never been more vital for practitioners providing frontline support to review their current practice. This opens up new opportunities to provide early intervention and support and to achieve a longer lasting impact.

Here we present the findings of a two-year project that brought together practitioners from Denmark, Italy, Slovenia and the UK in order to consider how internet-based services – especially online peer support - can meet the need for advice and support for young people who self-harm.