Self injury Support

Self injury Support

At a glance


  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Mental health
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Our mission

We focus on improving support and knowledge around self-injury

How We Do This

  • offering safe spaces where we listen and never judge, and demonstrating the impact of this support;
  • creating experience-led tools and information on topics clients tell us they want to know about;
  • promoting better models of support through training health and social care workers of the future;
  • working with researchers and policy makers to make sure what people tell us they want is put into practice

"It's saved my life"

Since 1988 we have been supporting women and girls in emotional distress and offering education and information about self-injury, the reasons behind it and best practice in support around self-injury.

"You're proof that not all superheroes wear capes"

We have been awarded the 'Volunteering MBE' or the Queen's Award for Volunteering, the highest award given to volunteer-led organisations across the UK.

In 2017 we...

  • Responded to over 18000 text messages from women affected by self-injury;
  • Supported 65% of clients to reduce or stop using self-injury altogether
  • Trained more than 200 staff from health, education and social care to offer better support for self-injury

What People Have Told Us

  • "The volunteer I spoke to made a much bigger difference than she could ever know. It's really given me so much hope"
  • "This has been the best website to support me. It is not patronising, not medical, just thoughtful in a most gentle way. Thank you is too simple, but I hope it reaches you."
  • "It's hard for me to talk about it and I just need a place that I can voice what I'm feeling without actually saying anything. I had that here."


What We Do To Make This Happen

  • We run a UK-wide multi-channel support service for women & girls affected by self-injury, trauma and abuse
  • We develop up-to-date, reliable and free information and self help tools for anyone to use
  • We run training and consultancy to share knowledge and expertise with a wide range of staff, especially in health, social care and education
  • We partner with other organisations and researchers to find out directly from those with lived experience of self-injury find helpful in their lives 

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