Raising awareness of the issues around self-injury
Now run as an annual campaign, 1st March is Self-Injury Awareness Day. Designed to raise awareness of self-harm for the general public and for professional health care workers, it has been supported for several years by organisations hoping to increase our understanding of the issues surrounding it. LifeSIGNS in the UK is one of the organisations promoting the campaign, and you can see their Self-Injury Awareness Day page at http://www.lifesigns.org.uk/siad/
LifeSIGNS is encouraging people to share their video as a starting point. It hopes we can to talk more freely about the issues it raises, in order to educate our friends and family, colleagues and health care workers:
You can find out more on their site including self-help, guidance for others and how to support their important work. By talking about self-injury, LifeSIGNS hope to remove some of the stigma and fear surrounding the condition. This might encourage people who self-injure to come forward and get the help they need, and not to suffer alone. It will also help educate friends and family by pointing them towards some of the resources available.
Self-harm and self-injury counselling
If you are looking for or thinking about counselling for self-injury, or to get help for someone close to you, please get in touch. There is no obligation to book a therapy session and I will be happy to advise if counselling is right for you. You can call me on 07824 385338 or use the form on the Contact Me page.