- We want to make it easier for people to talk honestly and openly about self-harm, without fear of stigma or ignorance. But more than that, we want to make it easier for people to talk about anything that’s bothering them, and to realise that if it’s bothering you, then it’s an important issue, and it’s worth talking about, and doing something about. By making it easier to talk, it’s easier to get appropriate support.
- We’re all about promoting positivity, but accepting that it’s okay to not be okay. We look for positivity in anything, from song lyrics to the little triumphs we have every day.
- We want to encourage people to channel everything that they’re feeling and experiencing into creative and productive outlets, and see beauty rise from the broken. We want to nurture this creativity and give people the best opportunities to find their creative/productive outlets.
- We’re changing negative thought patterns. Changing negative thoughts people have about themselves, and helping them find hope. Changing negative and often misguided conceptions about self-harm and the people who do it. Changing negative thought patterns that lead to people feeling unable to come forward and look for help and find it.
- We want people to know they can find help when they come forward, and receive it quickly and effectively.
- We want everyone to be able to find what works for them, and know that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution to self-harm. Every case is as unique as the person experiencing it.
- We will provide an online resource of inspiration and education. This will include regular blog posts about all of the above, readily available statistics, a directory of places to go to find help, and advice for both people struggling with self-harm, and for those close to someone struggling with self-harm.
- We will develop our credibility, by working in association with partners to ensure the highest quality of content and support is provided for people experiencing self-harm.