"We all think the self harm group has helped"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Community(City) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Inpatient

(as the patient),

I was admitted to a hospital for suicidal ideation, CAMHS became involved and visited me daily.. A worker was assigned to me then I was placed in another hospital.

Self harm has been apart of me for years and then suicide became my thoughts and my way of escape... I have always been bullied physically and mentally. I was admitted to a hospital and then came to the group.

At 5 years of age my mother was place in hospital and distance became our enemy and anxiety became my life without my mother to help, visions of my life ending became frequent and voices and self harm was a big help to deal with my problems.

Anxiety hit me and stress suffocated me, I was then placed in hospital after everything became unstable and now I hope to control the things in my life.

I was bullied since I first went into education, family problems occurred and caused a lot of stress, adultery are memories that haunt me. School was a bad time after being involved with the wrong crowd and after everything collapsing over me I self harmed and admitted into hospital and more bullying happened and now I'm in this group.

were involved in a self harm group and we all think it has helped.

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Response from Wayne Bradford, Service Manager, Specialist Services Directorate, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust

Dear Gang

It takes a lot of strength and courage to share your very personal stories on a website like this. The self harm group means many things to both the young people who attend and the staff who facilitate it.

I am in the fortunate position of having helped with this group in previous years and know how it has helped many young people.

I will pass these comments on to the self harm team.

Can I wish you all the best for the future and thank you for these kind words.

  • {{helpful}} {{helpful == 1 ? "person thinks" : "people think"}} this response is helpful

Update posted by The gang (the patient)

Thankyou, the group has finished and we all will be doing what we can to carry on what we have learned, I hope it gets easier

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