Our Self Harm Projects are community-based services that work with people who self harm and who might be at risk of suicide. The projects provides a safe, non-judgemental, person centred environment in which people can explore their self harm issues and look at ways to manage and identify coping strategies.
The Edinburgh Self Harm Project was opened in 2005 to provide a non-judgemental, friendly and user led support service to people who self-harm.
Penumbra’s Self Harm Project offers a safe and confidential space to explore issues around self harm and identify coping strategies.
The Project offers support and respect, to enable people to cope with crisis, and develop the skills and confidence to make positive life choices. It aims to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to help people explore their feelings and worries in confidence.
The Project tries to respond to any difficulties that people are experiencing in a safe and supportive way.
The project provides:
- One to one support with a trained project worker
- Support groups to develop individual skills and confidence, and to share experiences with peers
- Social activities to promote recovery and wellbeing
We provide a confidential service which allows people (age 16+) to talk about what is causing them concern.
We offer support and respect to enable people to cope with crisis, and develop the skills and confidence to make positive life choices.