As a non-profit organisation, all the money that comes in to Heads Above The Waves gets invested into helping young people struggling with self-harm. Every time that you donate or buy some HATW merch, you’re creating a real difference. Here’s what your money helps us do. Find out what we do with all the money we raise.

Buy our merch

We fund Heads Above The Waves by selling merchandise with a message. Raising funds whilst raising awareness! Help us spread the word by buying some merch and wearing it proudly.

Talk to people

We love hearing that people are spotting HATW merch all over the country, but you know what’s even better? When you see someone wearing a HATW shirt and go have a conversation about mental health with them (it doesn’t have to be super personal or scary!).

Share your story

If you’ve found a creative and positive way to overcome self-harm, then sharing your story is a great way to contribute to Heads Above The Waves. By sharing your experiences, you’re contributing to the Heads Above The Waves community – letting people know they’re not alone and that it does get better.


Interested in helping out with Heads Above The Waves? Great! We get lots of offers from people to volunteer, so we’ve set up a mailing list to contact everyone whenever opportunities come up to get involved.

Do some fundraising

Run activities in your school, college, club, or workplace and collect donations for us. In the past, we’ve had people run marathons, shave their heads and more! Every fundraising effort helps us keep on spreading the HATW message.

Share Our Content

By sharing our content on your own social media, you’re helping to spread a message of hope and help. You never know who it might reach, and the impact it could have on them.

With every article on our website, keep an eye out for the share buttons. If you find our content helpful, don’t keep it to yourself, share it and help others!

Just by shouting about us on social media, you can help make more people aware of us, and the support that’s available to them.


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Help us help others

By donating to Heads Above The Waves, you’re helping us keep supporting young people who are struggling with self-harm. Even small change can make a big change.

Our donations are handled by Donorbox, a safe & secure donations platform, so you can help support our work knowing you’re in good hands.

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