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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, we’re now in our second decade and it’s our continuing mission to guide people who hurt themselves towards new ways of coping, when they’re ready for the journey.
Help yourself right now; read about self-injury; download our fact sheets; support a friend; ask us a question about self-injury; learn how to get help; join us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Read more about us and our mission.
- NEW wristbands for 2016. In time for Self-Injury Awareness Day 2016. For the UK and everywhere in the world.
- WRISTBANDS! Let the video-thingy load and then pan around :)
- LifeSIGNS is for you. And you, and you. Please share this ‘visual story’ as it’s our 13th birthday.
- Self-injury addiction – is that the right word?
- Latest track from Crimson Tale raises money for LifeSIGNS – listen and download now.
- Twitter has made LifeSIGNS a ‘Trusted Resource‘ to help make the Twitterverse a little safer for people.
- Please help us – register on this website and then rate LifeSIGNS as ‘trustworthy’. Thank you.
Help yourself now
Get a handle on your self-injury.
LifeSIGNS is for you. Please share this little visual story before our birthday in May.
It's happening now - all around you - online and offline. What are we doing? What are you doing?
Lindsay shares the worst things to say to people with mental ill-health - and offers guidance on to talk to people compassionately.
With Self-Injury Awareness Day just six days away, we’ve got loads of things you can use to raise awareness, or get help for yourself.
Kyla, studying at Cardiff University, talks about how people can feel when they discover someone they're close to hurts themself. How can people support friends who self-injure?
Our SIAD video is free to share, and already proving popular on Facebook. Do you agree with our 2015 messages?
Written for healthcare professionals - as first-responders and carers, here's an intro to self-injury.
Emma resorted to self-injury when here relationship with her father got worse and worse. Struggling to feel worthy, Emma worked hard to gain her confidence and happiness.
The latest track from Crimson Tale raises money for self-injury awareness. Listen now, and then download / get the CD.
We change our wristbands slightly each year; the wording is always new, and we sometimes include purple with the traditional orange colour. This year we've gone back to plain orange, but with a glow. That's right, our 2015 wristbands glow in the dark!
I always get a little overwhelmed at this time of year by the number of well-meaning posts and articles that...
Self-injury awareness wristbands
We’ve sold wristbands for many years now; when we run out, people ask us every day when the new stock will be available.
We sell hundreds of wristbands just before Self-Injury Awareness Day on the 1st of March, and we sell wristbands all year long and send them worldwide.
Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence.
“Breaking the (si)lence around self-injury”
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