Recruiting TESS Volunteers Now

Now that Spring is just around the corner we are recruiting volunteers for the wonderful TESS service. TESS supports young women all over the UK who are affected by self-harm. We receive feedback from young women who use the service saying how they feel able to talk about what’s going on for them because the support is via text.

The TESS Volunteer training will be held in central Bristol over six weekend days in March. For a lot more information about the role and how to apply please go to TESS Volunteer pages.

We hope you get in touch soon!



TESS Webchat available from 5th Feb 2017

We’re very pleased to announce that TESS will be launching it’s WebChat service offering support alongside the text and email services from Sunday 5th February.

WebChat gives another option for young women up to 24 to talk about their self-injury in a way that feels comfortable and easy to use – but maintains the anonymity and distance that lots of young women value. As much as we can the webchat will run alongside TESS. The opening hours are Sunday – Thursday 7pm-9pm. 

Young women can talk for up to 30 mins about anything they need to. Often support is around emotions, what young women are going through, understanding self-injury or wanting to make changes around self-injury. To access the webchat go to the TESS pages of the website.

Hidden Harm – ITV West News Feature

Self Injury Support were featured on ITV West news programme on 4th and 5th July. Volunteers from TESS and the helpline were involved in talking about their personal experiences of self-injury and why they wanted to be involved with and volunteer for the organisation.

The volunteers have also written blogs about their experiences and can be accessed here.

Self Injury Support is a voluntary organisation and depends on grants and donations for it’s services to run. If you would like to donate to Self Injury Support, please go to our Just Giving Page.

Donate through JustGiving

Text:  TESS14 and the amount you want to donate to 70070.  For example, text “TESS14 £3” to 70070.  There is no fee, and 100% of your text donation will come to us.

Rainbow Journals now available on Amazon!

The Rainbow Journal is a book aimed at helping young people move from self-harm to self-care. It has blank pages for writing about feelings and for drawing. It includes artwork, quotes and poems by young people who self-injure.

You can now order a copy of the Rainbow Journal directly through Amazon by clicking here:

Order Rainbow Journal on Amazon

More of our publications will be available directly through Amazon soon