We're willing to talk about the things that others aren't

"The more I looked into your site and the different worksheets and things, the more tears welled up in my eyes. I'm not alone. I realise that, and there’s people here to help me. They don’t know me but they’re there and they care about me. A total stranger."

Cardigans in Summer – living with self-injury scars

For twenty years I have not dressed according to the weather or the occasion. I don’t choose an outfit based on if it’s going to rain. My clothing is dictated by how much I want other people to know about me. I own a lot of cardigans. A t-shirt without a jumper is a luxury, a swimsuit an impossibility.

I am writing this because I need to read this - guest blog from Hattie Porter

I felt worried about writing this. It feels self-centred to be so focused on what I’m going through amidst the scale of a pandemic. But that’s exactly why I need to write this. Because I am not the only one feeling like this. Because sometimes just hearing an echo of your own thoughts is enough to feel less alone for a little while.

UK Support Groups and Other Services

Comprehensive listing of local and national self-harm and self-injury support groups and organisations



Become a Trustee

Do you want to give back to an organisation dedicated to supporting people who self harm? Do you have what it takes to oversee the development and strategic direction of our charity? Then apply to become our next Trustee!



Discover Our History

Welcome to our project to research and record the history of Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW).


Author: Sabita Burke

SiS Statement on Serenity Integrated Mentoring & High Intensity Network

A statement from Self-Injury Support about Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) model and the High Intensity Network (HIN) approach


Author: Clare Chubb

Our impact


A fantastic 99% of professionals who attended training with us last year rated the training event as 'good' (24%) or 'excellent' (75%).


Since 2013 we have responded to 91, 970 messages via our text, email and webchat support services, providing vital support to women affected by self-injury. 


The number of free Rainbow Journals we have sent out in the last five years to help young people move from self-injury to self-care. 

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