Our Vision

SAFA aim to raise awareness and reduce
the amount of people self-harming

Years Service


Counselling Sessions

throughout Cumbria in 2019

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 to those individuals who have no immediate support.
SAFA Mission

Statements from the SAFA team

Cindy Daltioni

Chief Executive Officer

I’m very lucky in what I do. I meet a lot of new people which can both be awkward and challenging but most of the time I meet truly inspiring people.

Rod White

Vice Chair

This is the final foreword from me as I step down from the challenging but rewarding role of Chair after six years. “This is the time for action”

Helen Beach


As a practicing counsellor one of my goals has been to make sure the counsellors feel supported while working for SAFA.


What age of people do SAFA support?

We work with clients aged 11+. There is no upper age limit.

Do you have support for drug and alcohol abuse?

Where can I get face to face support?

We offer counselling in Barrow in Furness, Kendal and several other locations around the county.

Where to get help?

The first place to start is your GP. We recognize that it takes courage to speak openly about your worries and concerns, perhaps take a family member or a trusted friend along for support.

Talking to your Doctor

This can feel incredibly overwhelming and makes the way you are feeling very real, often when we are in the grips of an Eating Disorder we are in denial that there is a problem.
It’s everyone around us who doesn’t like it or is jealous of you being thin. When we are able to move out of denial we can see that we have a problem which needs help. Often we feel weak for asking for help but in fact it’s a strength.

Are SAFA counsellors qualified?

All of our counsellors are registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Do you provide support and treatment for Eating Disorders?

The sooner someone is treated for an Eating Disorder, the better the chance of making a full recovery. We know that gaining access to treatment isn’t always as straight forward as we would like it to be.
SAFA is not a crisis service which can also be very frustrating for you. Because it takes courage to ask for help. What SAFA does offer is a professional 1:1 counselling to work with the core issues which are affecting you.
Concerned about
a child? Freephone

Childline 0800 111

Self-Harm awareness for all.

"SAFA is commited to making a possitive difference to the lives of individuals who self harm and to those who support them”

SAFA is also committed to providing safe, ethical and professional counselling/psychotherapy services. We also offer professional training courses tailored to both individuals and organisational need.
Working in partnership with:

Cumbria Youth Alliance

Providing infrastructure support for organisations working with children, young people and families..

Morecambe Bay CCG

Clinincal Commissioning Group.
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