We are currently looking to add to our team. Details of how can be found on our "volunteer with us" page.
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Hello. I'm Meg - Lead Facilitator of Beyond The Scars. I became a member of Beyond The Scars at a time when I needed it most. I was completely new to this part of the country and didn't know anyone so I was struggling greatly with urges to self harm, more so than i had been in previous years. The group was my haven and my safe place to talk about anything without fear of judgement. I believe that i could not have managed without the support of the other members and the volunteers. Feeling more stable, i took on the role of a volunteer and, now, feeling stronger than ever I am Beyond The Scars' lead facilitator and over-see the group with passion and I aim to offer others what group gave to me
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Hi my name is Viki and I am one of the volunteers and co - owners of Beyond The Scars. Since starting group I have grown so much as a person and learnt a lot about my self and my own self harm. Group is once place I feel safe enough to explore my thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. Self harm has always been a huge part of my life for many years and I thought it wasn't possible for me to stop. However with the support from my peers I am now just over 1 year free of self harm. Please don't suffer alone we are here to support you where ever you are in your journey. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our volunteers have lived experience of self-harm or experience of caring for someone who self-harms. These experiences means we understand the struggles and difficulties that can occur which enables us to provide the right support. It also helps us to create and tailor our training packages and to work with other organisations within the community.
Hi, my name is Sarah and I was previously a volunteer facilitator for Beyond the Scars. Self harm has always accompanied
me on my journey throughout life as it allowed me to feel able to cope with overwhelming and stressful life events. Beyond
the Scars has enabled me to reach a level of stability, where I am now over 3 years self harm free. I currently work on psychiatric
inpatient units, where I am able to use my lived experience in a professional capacity. Although I no longer facilitate Peer support, I
do continue to deliver self harm awareness training & education, consultations & presentations. Details of our bespoke tailored
training service can be found on the training page. Additionally, I am also skilled in BSL where I am able to offer Peer support to the Deaf community; its important to us, that self harm support is as inclusive as possible.
My email address is email@example.com
Two of our members have written a few words about the group and would like to share them with you...
I've always found it hard to open up but beyond the scars has helped me so much. The volunteers and other peers have made it so easy for me to open up about my problems and fears. They have helped me so much and shown me that I'm not alone. I consider them all not just people I go the group with' But dear friends as well. With out them all for support I really don't no what I'd do. They all are some of the best people I have ever known.
Written by John.
This group is a lifeline, the support they offer is invaluable and I am so grateful to both the volunteers and other peers in the group. It's nice to know we are not alone and there are others out there that care and also have similar issues. There is no pressure, you can go one week and not the next if you don't want to no questions asked, you can say as little or as much as you want to. It feels like you are a part of something like you belong at least somewhere and that's a lovely feeling x
Written by Kerry,