Help & Support UK Support Groups and Other Services UK Support Groups and Other Services We are always looking to add this database - if you run or know of a support group or service please get in touch | Nationwide | London | North | South | Wales | Scotland | Northern Ireland | Nationwide Alumina - an online programme that is run a couple of nights a week by trained counsellors; it’s a safe place to explore how you are doing, what your struggles are and receive support for your harming behaviour. Adullam Ministries - Provides online information and support to those who self-harm, and the people who care for them. There are also online forums where you can share your experiences of self-injury. BEAT - The UK's leading eating disorder charity. They offer a helpline, information resources, online support groups and message boards for anyone affected by eating disorders. Changing Faces - Skin camouflage service provided by expert practitioners who find the best colour to match your skin tone. Website provides information on where to find your nearest skin camouflage clinic. Harmless - Harmless is a national user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide. Recover Your Life - One of the biggest and Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet. Although we are known for helping people suffering with Self Harm, we also welcome and support people with other issues such as Eating Disorders, Mental Health problems, those dealing with Abuse, and many more issues. LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance and Network Support Group) - LifeSIGNS is an online voluntary user-led organisation, founded in 2002 to create understanding about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury. SelfHarmUK - a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what's going on in your life. London Phoenix, Bowhaven - A weekly self-harm peer support group based in Bowhaven, a community based mental health charity situated in Tower Hamlets. WISH - The WISH Centre supports young people ages 10-19 years who self harm through a combination of peer support programmes, therapy, outreach and out of hours digital help, youth projects and campaigning in Harrow, Merton and Camden. Self Harm Peer Support Group - for young women aged 13-18 taking place in Harrow, Merton or Camden. Safe2Speak - free confidential counselling service for 10-19 year olds based in Harrow or Merton. North SAFA - SAFA offers a safe environment, help and support in Barrow-in-Furness to individuals, families and friends affected by the impact self-harm has on their lives. 42nd Street Manchester - Supports young people aged 11-25 in Greater Manchester with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. The organisation offers a range of services such as one-to-one counselling, support groups, drop-in sessions and creative activities. Battle Scars - Survivor led support groups in Leeds for adults aged 18+. They also offer women only groups and sessions for people from black and minority ethnic groups. Berwick Youth Project - A source of practical and emotional support for young people aged 13-25 in the Berwick area. You can ask for advice and information about any issue you need help with. The Beehive Youth Club provides opportunities to socialise, participate in fun activities or drop in to talk to staff. They also offer supported accommodation and advice about leaving home. Beyond the Scars - Voluntary peer support groups in Warrington and Wargrave. N Compass Northwest - Provide counselling services to young people and adults in Lancashire. The Butterfly and Phoenix Project offers specialist support around self-harm and self-destructive behaviours. Echo, Brighter Futures - Support for people aged 18+ cross Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme who have experienced self-harm. Echo offers a range of alternative therapies, workshops and an art group every week in a welcoming social space. Healthy Minds Calderdale - Support services based in Calderdale to help people improve and maintain emotional health and well being. Offer support groups around depression, anxiety, well-being and self-management amongst others. SASH Support Group - Group sessions on dealing with self-harm and also one-to-one sessions offered in Birmingham. A support group and self-help service whose aim is to provide a non-judgemental and safe environment to discuss any issues regarding self-injury, offers therapeutic techniques such as CBT, DBT, relaxation aromatherapy and scar camouflage as well as 1 to 1 sessions. The FISH Service - The FISH project is a confidential service to support young people and families in Birmingham in reducing their instances and severity of self-harming and to lessen the likelihood of them falling into crisis, without them requiring referral to a specialist mental health support service. SHARE - We are a friendly, supportive group, meeting once a week in Manchester to talk and share our experiences. We are non-judgemental, and all share personal experience of self-harm. InSIGhts - A group in Newcastle for those who have lived experience of self-harm or self-injury. Run by and for service users and those who have self-harmed, it offers a supportive environment in which to share experiences, coping techniques, and the opportunity to talk to others. The Warren - We run confidential groups in Hull that focus on working with anger, self-harm or relationships. YPAS - YPAS in Liverpool provides weekly support groups that for approx 6 weeks. The aim of the support groups is to help you make sense of your self-harming with other young people who self-harm too. South Embodied - Specialist Self Injury Support - Offering support to young people who self harm, and to the family/friends of those affected. Talk therapy, information sessions, group work & workshops based in Southampton. Supporting Supporters Course - free, three-week, student-led course at Bath University 'Supporting Supporters: Self-Harm' aims to provide people with a better understanding of self-harm and develop skills to help support their friend or family member. Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline - safe, supportive, non-judgemental and informative space for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers. The service is able to support anyone living within Gloucestershire. FLASH Workshops - FLASH is a free group course in Colchester for parents/carers whose young person is exhibiting self-harming behaviour and how this may impact on the whole family. Sapphire - The Sapphire Group in Shrewsbury is an independent support group for women aged 16 years and over with issues around self harm. They hold regular meetings with an experienced facilitator, additional external visits helping creative and personal skills develop and feelings of self-worth grow. The Lowdown - We're here to listen and help, in a safe environment. We offer free, non-judgemental, confidential counselling and support in Northampton. Wales Amber Project - The Amber Project exists to support any young person (aged 14-25) in Cardiff and the surrounding areas who has experience of self-harm. They offer help in a number of different ways including counselling, Friday evening workshops, theatre workshops, and informal support. Bridgend Self Harm Support Group - This is a friendly, informal and non-judgemental group in Bridgend where you are free to disclose as much or as little as you want. You will receive ongoing support for as long as you need it. There is no pressure to stop harming, we will share with you the techniques used to reduce harm and discussalternative coping mechanisms that could work for you. Swansea Mind Self Harm Support Group - Support in Swansea for adults who self injure. The group helps people to explore their own reasons for self harming in a safe non-judgemental environment. Scotland Penumbra - Penumbra runs community-based Self Harm Projects in North Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Fife and Aberdeen that work with people who self harm and who might be at risk of suicide. The projects provide safe, non-judgemental, person centred environments in which people can explore their self harm issues and look at ways to manage and identify coping strategies. They provide informal emotional support for people who self-harm as well as their families and carers. Self Harm Support Group @ The Hive - An informal support group in Edinburgh for people who self-injure. Share experiences and discuss coping strategies in a safe non-judgemental group. The group provides a safe secure confidential place to discuss and share. Time and Space - Time and Space is a unique service in Glasgow offering support and information to people who hear voices and people who self-harm and their supporters. They offer a range of groups for people who use self harm and those who care for them. Suicide and Self Harm Support Group - If you care for someone who self harms or who talks about tries to or has taken their own life this is a confidential space to talk in Perth. Northern Ireland Lighthouse Belfast - Lighthouse is a suicide prevention charity in Northern Belfast. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts you can contact one of their members of staff for support. The organisation also provides support to those who have been bereaved through suicide. Zest - Zest is an organisation in Derry offering supportive care to people suffering emotional pain and hurt with the aim to provide a place of genuine acceptance, active safety, and living hope. Extern REACH OUT Project - At REACH OUT in Belfast we support you and help you to build resilience by helping you gain access to intervention and treatment services, providing opportunities to get involved in diversionary activities and reducing your risk of self-harm through promoting wellbeing, independence and healthy life choices. Niamh Louise Foundation - The aim of the Niamh Louise Foundation in Dungannon is to provide a safe environment where anyone can drop in to chat about worrying thoughts, thoughts of suicide and/ or self-harm.