A Free App to Help Manage the Urge to Self-Harm

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Leeds City Council has been working alongside the NHS in Leeds to localise the national Calm Harm app.

The app has been customised for young people in Leeds (aged 12 – 25 years old), using the MindMate imagery and directing them to the MindMate website for further information and support.

The Calm Harm app helps you resist or manage the urge to self-harm; it has a number of activities including breathing techniques to help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

The focus of the app is to help young people learn to identify and manage their ‘emotional’ mind with positive impact, aiding but not replacing treatment.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, and it’s localised when selecting ‘West Yorkshire’ as the county and only entering the first part of their postcode.

The postcode is optional and they’ll still be taken to the Leeds screen as they’ll have selected West Yorkshire. If they aren’t from Leeds they have the option to opt out of the Leeds version.

The app is password protected and collects minimal information about you, which makes it very discrete.

For further information visit www.mindmate.org.uk/im-a-young-person/coping-common-issues/feel-like-hurting-yourself/download-the-calm-harm-app-to-help-you-manage-the-urge-to-self-harm

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2019-10-28T13:59:30+00:00 18th October 2019|0 Comments

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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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