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LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-led charitable organisation, founded in 2002 to create understanding about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury across the UK.


Anyone can turn to self-injury during times of stress and distress. It’s not about cuts and bruises, it’s about coping.


Helping you


We all need a little help, support, and love, while we work through our self-harm. Self-help and self-care can replace self-injury.

Recognising that our self-injury / self-harm isn’t as ‘helpful’ as we’d like to believe is a big step. Everyone needs ways of coping, ways of dealing with the stress and distress, but we can learn other ways of managing our emotions.

While getting support from others and from professional services is often really helpful (if also quite stressing) self-help is the first idea to consider when you’re ready to reduce your reliance on self-injury.

LifeSIGNS is led and managed by people with personal experience of self-harm – everything you read here has been written by someone who struggles with the urge to hurt.

If you are on the edge of hurting yourself now, please Visit the Read This First page on the LifeSIGNS website


Who is this aimed at?

Everyone affected by self-injury.


How to get involved

You can follow us and join chat forums through a variety of social media platforms, you will find the links on our website.

You can also join our mailing list and receive emails with supportive ideas and news for people who self-injure to help you find ways beyond self-injury to cope and thrive.


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For further information

For more information about LifeSIGNS search LifeSIGNS in this directory.


Visit the LifeSIGNS website

Visit the LifeSIGNS Facebook page



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