Self Harm Research UK

Your help can make a difference. Take part in this ground breaking study to improve our understanding of self-harm

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About SHARE UK

SHARE UK is a ground breaking study to learn more about self-harm and the support people need.

We are especially interested in internet use. The internet could be a place to find support and community. It could also be a place where there is harmful content or bullying. We want to learn more about this from your perspective.

We need your help to learn more about how self-harm affects people. Everyone is different and your story is really important. We need you to help us learn what support people need.

What's involved?

Everything you tell us will be completely anonymous and confidential. Read more about our privacy policy here.

Once you’ve signed up you will be asked some questions about internet use and self-harm. You can skip these or answer them later if you like.

You will be given your own user area. From here you have the option of filling in some questionnaires. You can answer as many of these as you like in any order. If you decide at any time you don’t want to finish a questionnaire just hit exit. You’re free to do this at any time and you don’t have to give a reason.

You can also tell us about things you’ve looked at online. This can be anything from facebook groups, to online news or support sites. We are interested in the good and the bad and the more you can tell us about the better. Simply go to ‘Dashboard’ in your user area and click ‘Add resource’.

What do we mean by self-harm?


When we talk about self-harm we mean intentional self-injury or poisoning whether or not a person is thinking about suicide.

Who can take part?


To take part you must be aged 16 or over, Living in the UK and have harmed yourself in any way at some time in your life. This could be self-injury or poisoning.

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Thank you for taking part in this research – all the information you give us is so important to informing future research

While we are not able to provide information on individual responses we will make findings of this research available on the web-portal so you can see how your contribution is really making a difference.

If you have been affected by taking part in this research in anyway or just need someone to talk to please get in contact with the Samaritans on 116 123 – They’re available 24 hours a day 365 days a year – if there is something troubling you then please get in touch.

If you want to talk to someone immediately then please telephone using the number above. However support is also available via email at jo@samaritans.org. Further information can be found on their website www.samaritans.org.

Just having someone to talk to that isn’t family or friends can be a tremendous help. You don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch.

If you have any further questions about this research then get in touch with the research team via the contact us page. We are only able to respond to questions relating to the research itself.

Thank you again for taking part! Your story is so valuable to making a real difference

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