Welcome to Buddy!
A tool designed to provide support for people struggling with self-harm.
Self-harm affects many people and it can be hard to understand and talk about.
Self-harm is the name given to any deliberate act of self-injury or behaviour intended to cause harm to someone’s own body. It commonly takes the form of cutting or burning, but can include self-destructive behaviours such as excessive drinking and suicide attempts.
Buddy has been created to encourage more open conversations about self-harm and raise awareness that it exists. Buddy is also a tool that can be used as a private space, similar to a diary that people can use when things are difficult.
There is specific information for helping people within this site, as well as advice for parents and professionals.
Below is a short video about the features of Buddy and how to navigate around the site.