Self-harm

Self-harm is difficult to talk about but it’s a common problem and you can beat it. If you’re in danger or know someone that is, call emergency services on 000.

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Self-harm is when you hurt yourself on purpose. You usually do it because something else feels wrong. It seems like the only way to let those feelings out. It is a very common behaviour in young people.  If you self-harm it is usually as a result of another problem. It can happen if you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or bullied and feel you don’t have any other way of dealing with these issues

Our youth centres offer short-term programs where you can learn more about positive self-image and managing mental health issues, including self-harm. You can also get access to counselling and other forms of support.

Centre locations

Youth Support Services, Central Coast
G2/207 Albany Street North , Gosford NSW 2250
Youth Support Services, Newcastle
15 Denison Street, Newcastle NSW 2302
Youth Support Services, Quakers Hill
32 Highfield Road, Quakers Hills NSW 2763
(02) 9837 2288

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Mount Druitt Centre

Contact us for our address

Location: Mount Druitt NSW 2770
Phone: (02) 4723 9277
Fax: (02) 4723 9240
Email: youthservicesmtdruitt@wesleymission.org.au

Young Health Minds program

If you’re in Newcastle, you may also be able to access our Young Healthy Minds program. The program helps young people (up to 18 years of age) who show the early signs of, or are at risk of developing, mental illness. We tailor our services to meet the needs of young person so they can build the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals.

Additional resources

In addition to the services we offer through our youth programs, you may also find the following websites useful for their information about self-harm:

If you want to speak to someone about your mental health please call Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you or someone you know if in danger call emergency services on 000.

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