The Opal Project was founded in 2004 to provide resources for anyone affected by self-harm and is now run by Service Six who are based in Northamptonshire, UK. The resources developed are suitable for a wide range of people and each resource can be used according to individual circumstances.
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About Service Six
Service Six is a charity based in Northamptonshire who are dedicated to helping young people.Read More
Spectrum is a journal that can be used by self harmers to write down feelings, draw pictures, record eventsRead More
Your 1st Step
What do I do now? The fact that you have found Opal is already a positive step forward.Read More
Secondary School Northamptonshire - June 2013
"The Opal Group was set up in our school as a result of a number of pupils presenting themselves as self-harmers. The school responded via putting on a staff training event led by the school nurse and CAMH’s regarding raising awareness but we also opted for the Opal group for a small number of young people who were self-harming
6 girls took part in the programme and although they sometimes struggled in the group work situation they all began to look at strategies to reduce the potential harm and in some cases stopped cutting completely. 5 of the girls haven’t cut for some time. One young lady shared that she hadn’t cut for 5 months and startegies she’d learned in the group really did help!"