A free app to help manage the urge to self-harm

Young people in Leeds who self-harm are being encouraged to download the Calm Harm app. The app helps you resist or manage the urge to self-harm; it has a number of activities including breathing techniques to help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

You can download the Calm Harm app from App Store and Google Play. You will need to select ‘West Yorkshire’ as the county and enter the first part of your postcode, this will then be localised to Leeds and will use the MindMate imagery. The postcode is optional and you’ll still be taken to the Leeds screen as you’ll have selected West Yorkshire.

Leeds City Council have worked alongside the NHS to customise the app for young people in Leeds.

The app is password protected and collects minimal information about you, which makes it very discrete.

The Calm Harm app is an aid to treatment, but does not replace treatment. If you need to access self-harm services, please visit ‘What’s in Leeds for me?