Self Injury Self Help (sish)

Self Injury Self Help (sish)

Charity information

Self Injury Self Help (sish)

SISH stands for 'self injury self help', and is a Bristol based community organisation offering peer support, personal development & opportunities to influence local services.

Founded 2014

  • Mission statement

    The original founders of the group wanted to create a safe space to talk about their self harm, and offer and receive support from each other that was non-judgemental and accepting. The groups have run with these core principles ever since, and are one of the few self injury self help groups in the country.

    We also aim to promote emotional wellbeing and empowerment and do this through running monthly wellbeing workshops, peer led courses and involvement in influencing local mental health and other services.

  • Aims

    Self Injury Self Help (sish) aims to:

    • Providing safe, accepting and non-judgemental environments/space with a peer support ethos;
    • Offering non-directive and recovery orientated support, informed and led by people with personal experience and expertise related to self-harm and self-injury;
    • Contributing to promoting wellbeing and resilience to all sectors of the community;
    • Raising awareness and educating all sectors of the community around good practice in responding to people who self-harm and tackling and and reducing the stigma and discrimination
    • Giving a collective voice to people who self-harm in order to raise awareness and improve responses; to be a community resource.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2014

    Registered Charity Number: 1158131

    Board members: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01172308230

    Address: c/o PO Box 3240 Bristol BS2 2EF

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