Self-injury awareness films for Scottish schools – get involved

Schools in Scotland will soon have some extra resources to focus on self-injury, as a series of short films is being produced by MCC that will help pupils talk more openly about self-injury and emotional health.

You can help – your voice is needed; if you live in Scotland and are between 11 and 17 years old and would like to share your personal experience of self-injury / self-harm, get in touch and we’ll send your details on to the film makers.

MCC has a fantastic track record of making sensitive films for the NHS and the Samaritans, and they simply need a couple of hours of your time. You’ll talk to the film crew (three people) about your life and how self-injury affects you, and they’ll film it and edit it into their films for later in the year.

You can ask to remain anonymous – you don’t have to use your real name. MCC will contribute to any travel costs if you need to get a train or a taxi. You can ask MCC for a friend or loved one to come with you for moral support!

This is your chance not only to speak out about the difficulties of living with self-injury but also to encourage other young people to come forward and receive support.

For further details, please email info@lifesigns.org.uk and we’ll pass your details on to MCC who will reply directly to you.

Please send:

  • your first name;
  • your age;
  • confirmation that you live in Scotland.

That’s all!

Once you receive all the details you may want to talk it over with a friend or family member.

Don’t be shy. Speak up!

P.S. Teachers who would like their (Scottish) schools to benefit from this project and the films should also email info@lifesigns.org.uk

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