Battle Scars support people affected by self-harm and provide the following services (unless specified, these are available UK-wide):
- Virtual peer support groups for adults – no referral, no waiting lists, just a quick form to join our invite list. “Battle scars is like a family, so welcoming, friendly and inviting with no judgement and I love going to the groups. They’ve changed my life for the better and I always look forward to attending the sessions. I would be truly lost without them”.
- Virtual peer support for parents/families of people who self-harm (of any age). “Me and my husband joined the Battle Scars support group this year. From just a few meetings, we have gained a lot of knowledge and also ideas of how to help our son”.
- Private, closely moderated Facebook group (all ages, worldwide) “This group is a safe place for me to open up about how I am feeling, full of supportive people who actually understand, care and can challenge my negative thoughts”.
- Training for professionals on self-harm or eating disorders delivered by survivors “This has been really informative and I appreciate the sharing of your personal life, it gives a whole different perspective than that of a therapist/psychologist – I’ve got a lot to take away from this session”.
- Various online and printed resources “so simple – a great idea! [crisis card]”
You can read the latest Battle Scars bulletin HERE
Battle Scars are happy to hold short virtual introductory sessions to explain what they do and how they operate, if you are interested please contact Jenny Groves, CEO, trainer, volunteer manager & group facilitator, on firstname.lastname@example.org