According to a report published last year, one in 15 young people in the UK hurts themselves deliberately.
The new website, TheSite.org, is being run by by youth mental health charity 42nd Street, youth homelessness charity Depaul UK and online communications charity YouthNet. It will offer support, professional advice and publish accounts by former self-harmers.
Fiona Dawe, chief executive of YouthNet, said: ‘Never before has there been such a comprehensive offering of self-harm advice and information, combined with peer-to-peer support, available online.
‘By working directly with young people affected by the issue, we have been able to create fantastic visual, audio and written content which is relevant, interesting, and inclusive – allowing us to get help to young people how they want it, when they need it.’