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List of Resources and Bibliography



    • The Basement Project
      (Bristol & South Wales)
      PO Box 5, Abergavenny, NP7 5XW. Tel: 01873 856524
      For people who have suffered abuse or self injure and those who work with them.
      Produce a number of useful publications.
    • MIND
      Granta House, 15-19 Broadway, London, E15 4BQ
      Leading Mental Health charity in England and Wales.
      Information line: 0345 660 163. Booklet: Understanding Self-harm.
    • Bristol Crisis Service for Women
      PO Box 654, Bristol, BS99 1XH. Tel: 0117 925 1119
      Helpline, research and publications on self injury. Training pack available. Hold details of other projects and groups around the UK with a focus on self injury. Helpful booklets available include: Understanding self injury; Self help for self injury; For Friends and Family.
    • National Self-harm Network
      PO Box 16190, London, NW1 3WW.
      Campaigning group for people who self harm/self injure. Developing guidelines for good practice in services for people who self injure. Meetings, information and literature including 'The Hurt Yourself Less Workbook' Also produce a comprehensive resource list.
    • SHOUT
      c/o PO Box 654, Bristol, BS99 1XH
      Bi-monthly newsletter for women who self-harm, and supporters.
      Young People and Self -harm Information Resource
      An excellent website with lots of useful links to other sites
    • 42ND Street
      2nd Floor, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan street, Manchester, M4 5JW
      Mental health service for young people aged 15 -25


    • The Association for Professionals in Service for Adolescents. Rapport: Self Harm:
      Conference special report. December 1999 Volume 6 Issue 3
    • Cross, L. (1993) Body and Self in Feminine Development:
      Implications for eating disorders and delicate self-mutilation. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 57, 1.
    • Feldman, Marc D (1988) The Challenge of Self Mutilation
      A review. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 29, 3, 252-269
    • Frances, A (1987) The Borderline Self-mutilator:
      Introduction. Journal of Personality Disorders, 1:316.
    • Shapiro, S. (1987) Self-mutilation and Self-blame in Incest Victims.
      American Journal of Psychotherapy, XLI (1), 46-54
    • Tantam, D & Whittaker, J. (1992) Personality Disorder and Self-wounding
      British Journal of Psychiatry, 161, 451-464
    • Van der Kolk, B., Perry, C & Herman, J. (1991) Childhood Origins of Self-destructive Behaviour
      American Journal of Psychiatry, 148(12), 1665-1671
    • Wise, M. (1989) Adult Self-injury as a Survival Response in Victim-Survivors of Childhood Abuse
      Journal of Chemical Dependency Treatment, 3(1), 185-201.


    • Babiker, G. & Arnold, L. (1997) The Language of Injury ( British Psychological Society)
      Comprehending Self-mutilation. Leicester
    • Ross, R R. & McKay, H B. (1979) Self-mutilation ( Lexington Books)
    • Spandler, Helen. Who's Hurting Who? Manchester (42nd Street.)
    • Favazza, Armando R. (1987) Bodies Under Siege (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins)
      buy now
    • Harrison, D. (1996) Vicious Circles (London: Good Practices in Mental Health)
    • Williams, Mark. (1997) Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Self-harm (London: Penguin.)
    • Pembroke, Louise (Ed.). (1994) Self-harm (London: Survivors Speak Out.)
      Perspectives from Personal Experience
    • Dace, Eleanor et al. (1998) īThe Hurt Yourself Less' (London: The National Self-harm Network)
    • Clarke, Alicia. (1999) Coping with Self-Mutilation (New York. Rosen)
      A helping book for teens who hurt themselves
    • Miller, Dusty. (1994) Women Who Hurt Themselves: (New York: Basic Books)
      A Book of Hope and Understanding
    • Walsh, Barent W. & Rosen, Paul M. (1988) Self-mutilation: (New York: Guilford Press)
      Self-mutilation: Theory, research and Treatment.
    • Strong, Marilee. (1998) A Bright Red Scream (New York: Viking.)
      Self-mutilation and the Language of Pain
    • Burstow, Bonnie. (1992) Radical Feminist Therapy (Newbury Park: Sage.)
      Chapter 10, Self-mutilation
    • Sutton, Jan. (1999) Healing the Hurt Within (Oxford: How to Books)
      Understand and Relieve the Suffering Behind Self-destructive Behaviour


      Bristol Crisis Service for Women publications
    • Arnold, L (1994) Understanding Self-injury
      Self-help for self-injury and For friends and Family.
    • Lindsay, H (1995) Needing Attention
      An evaluation of services for women who self-injure.
    • Arnold, L (1995) Cutting Out the Pain
      Proceedings of National Conference on Self-injury
    • Parker, K & Lindsay, H. (1996) Self-injury self-help and support groups.
    • Bristol Crisis Service for Women publications:
    • Arnold, L. (1995) Women and Self-injury
      A survey of 76 Women.
    • The Basement Project Publications
    • Arnold, L. & Magill, A. (1997) What's the Harm
      A Book for Young People Who Self-harm or Self-injure
    • Arnold, L. & Magill, A. (1998) The Self-harm Help Book
    • Arnold, L. & Magill, A. (1996) Working with Self-injury
      A Practical Guide
    • Arnold, L. & Magill, A. (1998) Hurting Inside
      A Book for Young People.
    • Arnold, L. & Magill, A. (2000) Making Sense of Self-harm.
    • Arnold, L. & Magill, A. (1999) Lifting The Lid
      A Practical Guide to Working With People Abused in Childhood

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