Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is coming up on 1st March and we’re already receiving lots of enquiries.
It’s fantastic to see the increase each year in the number of people taking an interest in SIAD and wishing to raise awareness about self-injury.
A lot of people ask us to send them material through the post, but as we’re an unfunded voluntary organisation with a tiny budget, we simply don’t have the resources to do this. But we do have lots of useful information for you to download for free from our website, and you’re welcome to photocopy and distribute these as you wish.
On our publications page you’ll find all our Fact Sheets, covering parents, friends, healthcare workers, teachers, males and employers.
There’s also a guidance document for creating a school self-injury policy.
In addition, on our SIAD page you can find lots of information about SIAD and the kind of things you can do to help raise awareness.
We’ll also be selling self-injury awareness wristbands and key rings during February and beyond.
It’s a busy time of year for us (and we’re all volunteers!) but we’ll be updating the above pages over the coming weeks. So please do subscribe to our RSS Newsfeed or keep an eye on our website home page, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook for full details.
Thank you to everyone who is interested in raising awareness about self-injury – please do let us know of your plans for 1st March.