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Self Injury Self Help (SISH) Group

SISH stands for 'self injury self help', and are a Bristol based community organisation, who for 15 years, have been running self help support groups for people who self injure. 

There are many reasons why a person may use self injury. To cope with difficult feelings, memories or situations; to let out anger or distress; to get a sense of control over themselves and their life and many other reasons beside! 

In the past, members have attended the SISH group who are actively self injuring, or dealing with scars relating to past self injury, or concerned that they are having worrying thoughts that they might hurt themselves in some way. Some people attend because they see other behaviours, such as their use of sex or food, as harmful to themselves. Whatever you are concerned about, SISH is there for you. 

There are many reasons why a person may use self injury. To cope with difficult feelings, memories or situations; to let out anger or distress; to get a sense of control over themselves and their life and many other reasons beside! 

In the past, members have attended the SISH group who are actively self injuring, or dealing with scars relating to past self injury, or concerned that they are having worrying thoughts that they might hurt themselves in some way. Some people attend because they see other behaviours, such as their use of sex or food, as harmful to themselves. Whatever you are concerned about, SISH is there for you. 

SISH is currently offering two weekly open self-help support groups which began running in May 2013:

Women's Only Group

  • for women aged 21+
  • Meets Monday Evenings 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • at Bristol Mind - 35 Old Market Street
Men's and Women's Group
  • for anyone aged 18+
  • Meets Tuesday Evenings 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • at Bristol Mind - 35 Old Market Street
Both groups are self referral and open, which means you chose to attend and you can attend as little or as often as you want, for as long as you want. There is no need to contact anyone in advance, you can just show up!
SISH also offers Monthly Wellbeing Workshops 
  • 1st Saturday of every month (except bank holiday weekends) 
  • 10:30 – 1:00 PM 
  • at Bristol Mind 35 old Market Street, BS2 0EZ. 
  • No booking required. These workshops are open to anyone, self injury does not have to be a personal issue.
More detailed information about SISH's groups, workshops, courses, and philosophy are available through their website linked below. 

 

Last Updated: May 2013

Address: 
SISH c/o PO Box 654, Bristol
BS99 1XH
Telephone: 
0117 2308230 (please note, this number does not accept text messages)