Battle Scars – input on support needed for young people who self-harm
Voluntary Action Leeds
Battle Scars is a charity that supports those who self-harm and those supporting people who self-harm. This is achieved through peer support groups, workshops, and training.
Battle Scars have a very broad definition of self-harm which includes all forms of physical self-harm including disordered eating and physiological self-harm.
Currently Battle Scars young people’s provisions includes workshops and assemblies delivered directly in schools upon request. These sessions are suitable for those who are identified as demonstrating self-harm behaviours, but as self-harm is often well hidden and as statistics show that 1 in 3 young people carry out of some form of self-harm, the team Battle Scars feel it is imperative to support and educate all young people on the topic.
In September Battle Scars are launching a new Leeds based face to face support group specifically for those young people aged between 16 and 25. Exact details will be released soon. Watch this space!
Debbie Riley is part of the team that facilitate Battle Scars young people’s provision and is currently exploring additional opportunities for Battle Scars to support young people. Should you be aware of any gaps currently in provision or have any feedback from young people about what they need to feel supported in relation to self-harm please don’t hesitate to contact Debbie email@example.com . Your input / feedback will be much appreciated.