SAFA, is celebrating after being awarded £300,000 by the National Lottery

SAFA, is celebrating after being awarded £300,000 by the National Lottery Self-harm awareness charity SAFA is set to receive almost £300,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund to help support its counselling programme. The charity, based on Duke Street in Barrow, provides counselling and support for those who self-harm, and for their immediate families and… Continue reading SAFA, is celebrating after being awarded £300,000 by the National Lottery

Young woman triumphs at London Marathon after ‘scary’ battle with eating disorder

A YOUNG woman successfully completed the London Marathon to raise money for a Barrow charity after they helped her to overcome her eating disorder. Bethanne Childs has opened up about the challenging and ‘scary’ times she endured as part of The Mail’s Time to Talk campaign to help tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. The… Continue reading Young woman triumphs at London Marathon after ‘scary’ battle with eating disorder

People who self harm are being failed

THE outgoing chairman of a self-harm awareness charity has criticised politicians and medical authorities for ‘failing’ people with mental health issues. Rod White of SAFA Cumbria, whose main office is in Barrow, said it had been an honour to serve as chair for six years but now was the time to raise issues ‘loudly and… Continue reading People who self harm are being failed

BAE Systems director joins board of SAFA

A director of BAE Systems in Barrow has joined the board of a Cumbrian community welfare charity. Safety, health and environment director Ian Burns is joining Self-harm Awareness for All (SAFA), saying he hopes to make a positive difference to the charity. Mr Burns, who has worked at BAE Systems’ Barrow site for nearly 34… Continue reading BAE Systems director joins board of SAFA

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