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Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin from Self injury Support

We aim to keep you up to date with both our support and training services and news, research and innovation in the area of Self injury Support.

We always welcome suggestions and feedback on the content so please feel free to get in touch:
Self injury Support Updates:

Information on support, training and developments you can get involved with
Upcoming Training ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT:
Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder on 20/5/15
Working with People who Self Injure on 25/6/15
Or get in touch to find out about in house training
App Development Discussion Forum NOW OPEN:
Closed & private discussion forum for people who have used self harm now open to discuss app ideas
Volunteer with us to support women affected by self injury:
We're recruiting for text, email and helpline volunteers
Explore Our Spectrum Diary:
Check out our online tool designed for tracking self nurturing & self harming behaviour & looking for patterns - it's anonymous & confidential
Intrepid Runners (Swimmers & Cyclists)!:
Staff and volunteers at Self injury Support are fundraising for us this summer - any support you can give to Fiona or Jesswould be much appreciated!

Featured Support Service:
Monthly spotlight on a local service


The WISH Centre in Harrow
The WISH Centre
supports young people who self harm through a combination of peer support programmes, counselling, youth projects and individual support plans and campaigning. The work they do has been developed with young people who self harm and they also have a focus on media and awareness raising projects.

News and Research:
Articles and research related to self injury support
New Findings About the Change in Methods of Self Harm - further research from the Multicentre Study of Self Harm can be found here
Emotion Regulation as a Mechanism of Change in Relation to Self Harm
The Sight of Their Own Blood is Important to Some People Who Self Harm
PHSE Association Guidance Warns Against Specific Lessons on Self Harm
MQ Mental Health Research Funding Landscape Report highlights lack of funding focus on self harm and suicide

Research Study on Public Attitudes Towards Harmful & Self Harming Behaviours

Blogging & Vlogging:
Views on self harm and related topics
TED Talks: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
9 Facts I Wish I'd Known When I Discovered My Son Was Self Harming
How Social Media Gave CSA Survivor a Voice

Innovation and Technology:
Innovation and Creativity relevant to self injury support
Self Harm Recovery Playlists - ready made tracklists others have found helpful
Expert Self Care - aims to make health information more easily accessible with current focus on students
Eighteen or So Letters - writing uplifting letters to people with mental illness & rape/abuse survivors

Useful Resources:
Useful and practical resources for self injury support
The Butterfly Project - anonymous blog and online movement to support people who want to stop using self harm
Self Harm Distractions & Alternatives - ideas from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Local Development:
Information about regional events and developments
Two New Self Harm Support Groups starting up in Lincoln and Spalding
Inner Counselling hopes to run young people's groups in N London
Support Group in Development in Cirencester

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