News Archive January 2020
Visible Memories now on YouTube
We have uploaded our film, Visible Memories, to YouTube for everyone to view. You can view this at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK8K6aAEYTY&t=3s
a film about self-injury
The issue of self-injury is surrounded by stigma and misunderstanding. Such behaviour is often labelled as attention seeking or, mistakenly, as attempted suicide. When they come into contact with traditional health and social care agencies, people who self-injure often feel the treatment they receive exacerbates rather than relieves the situation.
Visible Memories allows people who self-injure to describe their experiences. They tell us some of the reasons why they self-injure and what approaches they find helpful or unhelpful. The film shows examples of statutory and voluntary agencies where there is good practice. Setting self-injury in a more general context of self-harm, the film argues that such behaviour is a valid coping mechanism for dealing with internal emotional distress, and that consequently, the challenge for those who do not self-injure is to come to terms with their own feelings in relating to those who do.
The film is also available for purchase on DVD at £5 per DVD.
Author: Cat Ayres
Posted on: 15th January 2020
Volunteers Needed to Collect for MiC
We need volunteers to attend a football match to collect donations for Mind in Croydon.
The match takes place on Saturday 25th January at Crawley Town Stadium.
Free match tickets will be provided to those attending to collect for Mind in Croydon, friends and family are also welcome.
If you would like to shake buckets please contact Dora Crook on 0208 253 8208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: Cat Ayres
Posted on: 13th January 2020