Responding to Self-Harm #TakeCare

Responding to Self-Harm #TakeCare

It’s seen as something attention seeking teenagers do. It’s seen as a preserve of the ‘mentally ill’. It’s seen as a passing phase, perhaps as ‘nothing serious’. And yet. It’s the leading cause of death for  adults...

Introducing #TakeCare

Monday marks the beginning of Eating Disorder Awareness Week and includes National Self-Harm Awareness on Wednesday. To mark this we are launching our #TakeCare campaign to encourage people to offer acts of care both for themselves and others. In order to do this we...

Family Stories – Guest Blog

*warning – includes references to suicide and abuse.* My Grandma grew up on a farm in Italy, between the world wars.  During her teens, she looked after chickens and her younger siblings, she saw the British Army arrive, German artillery (embedded in nearby...

Children’s Mental Health Week 2017

  Another week, another round of stories about the state of mental health care in Britain – this time focussing on the children. To mark Children’s Mental Health Week there have been countless stories and features highlighting the issues; children...