the user-led self-injury organisation.

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Today we celebrate our 8th Birthday!

Yes, we’ve reached the grand old age of 8! We hope you’ll agree this is an impressive achievement for an unfunded, user-led voluntary organisation. Anyone can set up an organisation, but it takes a great deal of time, commitment and energy (both physical and emotional) to keep it running day after day, year after year. We don’t just ‘exist’ either; unlike so many other organisation we’re constantly working to keep our content fresh and updated and provide our thousands of members with a useful and relevant supply of helpful resources.


We’ve been celebrating our 8th Birthday, and the beginning of our 9th year, in a couple of ways:

We couldn’t have a birthday without a Birthday Cake and Balloons ! As you know, we’re an unfunded org, and so in order to help with our costs for the next year we’ve been asking our dear members and other organisations if they can spare 99p to inflate a balloon with their name on. We’ve also asked for help lighting our candles, and have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the kind people who have bought us balloons and candles. Many many thanks to you all; we’re touched by your generosity and support.

We’re also holding a virtual ‘Party’ on Facebook today and everyone’s invited. It’s an online event and you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything; so if you’d like to show your support and join in the celebrations, just confirm your attendance on our Facebook Party page or leave us a birthday message on the wall. Again, we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of best wishes we’ve received from our members and supporters.

Everything we do at LifeSIGNS, we do for you. We work for you, and so we want to be where you are. We’ve made ourselves available across the internet, so you can find us in the places you feel most comfortable. Whether it’s MySpace, Bebo, Facebook, our Blog, our Message Board, or simply our website, you’re all our members and we welcome you everywhere.


Twitter is becoming more and more popular of late, and it’s funny to hear people talking about it on the tele as though it’s something new: LifeSIGNS has been on Twitter for 3 years! Our Twitter stream is the first place to find all our latest news and views, and it’s a great way to interact both with us and with other members and organisations.

If you’re already on Twitter, we’d love to follow you – we’re @FirstSigns. If not, then why not give it a go? It’s simple to set up and Twitter is usually the first place to hear news – not just our news, but worldwide news! See our Twitter blog article for more details.

Thank you for all your support and we look forward to our 9th year.

Wedge and Jules

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