Self injury Support

Self injury Support

Charity information

Self injury Support

Self injury Support offers support, information and resources around self injury and provides training and resources to increase awareness and understanding of the issue.

Founded 1988

  • Mission statement

    We offer confidential helpline, text, webchat and email support to girls and women who self-injure (or self harm). We also provide information and training about self-injury for professionals to raise awareness of the issue and help to improve service provision for people who self-injure.
    Self-injury is a widespread issue affecting around 10% of young people with an average age of onset of 12 years. It is a response to profound emotional pain which the person cannot express in any other way. Self harm is a means of coping, of expressing difficult emotions; and is often related to troubling issues such as sexual abuse, bullying, and low self-esteem.

  • Aims

    Self injury Support aims to:

    • • To offer support to women in emotional distress, and particularly to those who self-injure
    • • To reach out to vulnerable children and young adults to offer support to help prevent long term mental health issues and continued harm through future generations.
    • • To develop services, and raise awareness of self-injury and mental health issues, through training and providing information.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1988

    Registered Charity Number: 1092299

    Board members: 4

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 0117 9279600

    Address: PO Box 3240 Bristol BS2 2EF

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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