Telling someone

‘Coming out’ about self-injury.

Adult self-injury

Self-injury is not a teen thing.

Men and self-injury

Guys hurt too.

LifeSIGNS – Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support

We provide fantastic information about self-injury and while we never tell anyone to ‘stop’, we do support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives.

LifeSIGNS is the user-led small charity creating understanding about self-injury. Founded in 2002, it’s our continuing mission to guide people who hurt themselves towards new ways of coping, when they’re ready for the journey.

Wristbands for Self-Injury Awareness Day

SIAD is on the 1st of March, worldwide

SIAD has been going for something like 18 or 19 years, and LifeSIGNS has supported it since our launch back in 2002.

We are the number one resource for SIAD material, and we’re preparing our main SIAD page right now, with downloads, posters, and ideas to help you raise awareness in your communities (online and real-life).

Raising awareness is incredibly important; awareness slowly leads to understanding and empathy. We need society to be OK talking about difficult topics like self-injury, and the emotional drivers behind it. We must reduce stigma. We do not want people to feel alone or suffer in silence. No more (si)lence.

Wristband and breakfast


Five wristbands
No more silence - magnet
Let's make it OK to talk about emotional pain

Help yourself now

Get a handle on your self-injury. We can help you help yourself.

Join LifeSIGNS

Subscribe to our irregular newsletter for positive ideas, painful stories, and wristband news.

(Everyone at LifeSIGNS has personal experience of self-injury.)

Wristbands and key rings

New for 2018. Raise awareness, raise funds.

Self-Injury Awareness Day — 1st March 2018

Downloads and ideas.

Join our SIAD Thunderclap

Coming soon.

Self-injury fact sheets

Factsheet for friends

Free to download, share, and print

Our fact sheets are written for different people; Download them for your friends, colleagues, parents, and teachers.


2018 : 7000 people
2017 : 133224 people
2016 : 160919 people
2015 : 127424 people
2014 : 83415 people

As you can see, LifeSIGNS is getting busier. If you’re from the media and would like to talk about self-injury awareness and self-injurious behaviour, get in touch.

Health Care Professionals

Visit the pro section of LifeSIGNS

If you work with the community, please visit our pro section.

Self-injury myths

DragonOut-of-date thinking

People still believe these awful myths.

Our members

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Please help us grow. Help us reach more people.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram.

Be sure to join our newsletter.

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You are not alone

Be part of LifeSIGNS. We only send a few newsletters each year, and a few more as we approach Self-Injury Awareness Day on the 1st of March.

Keep LifeSIGNS online

LifeSIGNS relies on wristband sales and your donations. We have no other funding.
Everyone at LifeSIGNS is a volunteer, with personal experience of self-injury.
Please help us stay online for another 15 years.

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Our Facebook Page is very active from Yule through to April.

We also have a separate Facebook Group just for opportunities to talk to the UK media.


We’re online a lot, and Twitter is our fave network.


We use our Tumblr for little news updates and to reblog positive pics and memes.

We answer your anonymous questions on Tumblr! Ask us anything now (or see how it works).


Health care professionals may want to follow our LinkedIn Page, but we also have a pro section on this website.