Making a positive difference to the lives of individuals who self-harm and to those who support them

SAFA Lived Experiences

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An anonymous poem talking about overcoming the shame of self-harm scars, We had help from a voice actress and model to express this poem.

TRIGGER WARNING: talking about self-harm, no scars are shown

SAFA Support and Counselling Service

Our dedicated, highly motivated staff team all work within an ethical framework whom are committed to supporting people to make positive changes to their health and well-being.

SAFA is passionate about delivering the highest professional standard of services to its clients within the local community. We aim to protect and preserve the health and relieve the needs of people in Cumbria who self-harm or are affected by others that self-harm.
SAFA aim to raise awareness and reduce the amount of people self-harming. This number is growing rapidly which indicates the public’s trust in our service for help. We hope that funders continue to support our work, enabling us to reach out and offer support.
Clients need to be able to participate freely as they work with practitioners of the counselling professions towards their desired goals. This requires clients to be able to trust their practitioner with their wellbeing and sensitive personal information.

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Preparing for counselling