The mission of the Self Injury Foundation is to provide funding for research, advocacy support and education for self-injurers, their loved ones and the professionals who work with them. We are dedicated to providing the most up to date information and resources available on self-injury.
Mailing Address: P.O.BOX 962 South Haven, Michigan 49090
“LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-led voluntary organisation, founded in 2002 to raise awareness about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury. We recognise self-injury and self-harm as a way of coping with distressing experiences and difficult emotions, and we encourage people to reflect on the issues behind their self-injury, and to develop and explore alternative coping mechanisms.
“LifeSIGNS (previously known as ‘FirstSigns’) is managed and led by people with personal experience of self-injury, and we are non-judgemental, non-directional, and respectful of our members’ and visitors’ life experiences and perceptions. The LifeSIGNS website is the centre of our vibrant community, and provides access to all of our services.
“We aim to support all people who are affected in anyway by self-injury within the United Kingdom and beyond. We support people using self-injury, family and friends of people who self-injure, and professionals (including health care workers) who are interested in self-injury.”
They are available on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook, and provide a safe, vibrant online Support Forum. They speak at conferences, lead seminars and train organizations and groups across the UK, and promote Self-Injury Awareness Day (1st March) throughout February.
An organization that provides a confidential helpline service. They also provide information regarding self-injury to raise awareness, with an emphasis on materials for those who work with self-injurers. The members of this organization have written a book about self-injury and provide information regarding it on their site.
The Basement Project provides support groups for those who have been abused as children and people who self-harm. These are free to individuals and funded by our work with professionals.
We also provide training, consultation and supervision for workers in community and mental health services. We provide a range of publications offering practical guidance for workers. Our books for service-users offer many creative ideas based on the experience of others who have journeyed through similar difficulties. All are written in an accessible style.
Welcome to self-injury.net. We are a support community for self-harmers and also provide information on self-harm, creative works, media lists, lists of resources (helplines, textlines, mental health apps, therapists, etc.), etc. We focus on self-injury but a number of other mental health issues are included.