the user-led self-injury organisation.

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Self-injury and self image

We recently received an email from Trisha, who works with people in her community. During the course of her work, she carried out a photo shoot and felt that LifeSIGNS may be interested in hearing about ‘Kitten’, a model with personal experience of self-injury, who chose to use her modeling opportunity to raise awareness and support for SI.

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SIAD is *today*

The day that we’ve been working towards throughout February has finally arrived. Today is Self-Injury Awareness Day, or SIAD. We are in the West Midlands today for Walsall Safeguarding Children Board’s awareness event, where they will launch their new staff guidelines for supporting children and young people who turn to self-injury. We’ll be there from […]

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The pressures on older adults who self-injure

A number of websites, prohects, resources and organisations are dedicated to serving and supporting young people with concerns around mental health and / or self-injury. ‘Young’ is a relative term of course, but in the UK, organisations often set the age limit at 25 years old. What does that say to ‘young adults’ who become ‘older adults’? What do all these resouces for younger people say to older adults, who may never have had support as a young adult or teenager? How do older people who turn to self-injury for the first time feel, and what are the differen issues they face?

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