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To support our funding applications we are currently gathering evidence to gain information about the understanding of self-harm as well as to establish the need of support services for young self-harmers and their parents.
We would very much appreciate if you could take a few minutes and complete the appropriate survey via the given link below Self Harm Survey

About The Opal Project

The Opal Project was founded in 2004 to help young people between the ages of 11 and 19 who self-harm, it is now run by Service Six who are based in Northamptonshire, UK.  The aims and objectives of Opal is to help young people deal with self-harm, to help others handle difficult situations with self-harm and try to make young people’s lives better so they do not feel the need to self-harm. Opal is supporting young people to become strong, understand their feelings and live a better life without the need to inflict damage on themselves.  Opal currently offers the following services for free: web-based Information and guidance as well as self-help resources such as the Spectrum Journal and the information Pack as well as useful links.

The Spectrum journal is a resource, which aims to provide a place where young people can record how they feel through writing or drawing. The Information Pack provides information on self-harm and how young self-harmers can be supported. The resources developed are suitable for a wide range of people and each resource can be used according to individual circumstances. Both resources are downloadable from the website.
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