Self injury Support

Rainbow Journal (for young people who self-injure)

The Rainbow Journal is a colourful resource book for young people who self-injure. It has artwork, poetry and quotes by young people and blank pages for writing about feelings, and for drawing. It has useful information about self-injury and details of other sources of help.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:38 AM, 23 February 2011 to 11:11 PM, 25 March 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092299)

open_in_new https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Amount raised

£25

Donations

2

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    Helping

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Situation

Self-injury affects as many as 1 in 10 young people; hospital admissions for self-injury among under 25's have risen by more than 50% in the lat 5 years. The most common form is cutting, but people may also scratch, punch or burn themselves, pick their skin or pull out hair. Reasons vary. It is often to release unbearable emotional tension, which may be caused by grief, anxiety or despair, & often related to experiences like abuse, neglect, bullying, body image, school or work pressures.

Solution

The Rainbow Journal helps young people move from self-harm to self-care and is for use on your own, or with counselling or other support.Young people who use the Rainbow Journal find it helpful: "..it's a very specific tool to help with my cutting. I used to just write anywhere, but this journal reminds me I'm not alone and I have help". "...it helped me to let out everything that is trapped inside of me". "...it helps me when I'm down. I come to this book instead of cutting my arms".

  • it helps me so I don’t self-harm I self-care and I can take my anger out on things and not me.

    — Rainbow Journal user

  • • I can get my anger out by writing it down or drawing. I have stopped self-harming because this book helped me. (age 12)

    — Rainbow Journal user

  • I can fall back on it during hard times & I can look at the notes & pictures from others as well as me. It’s colourful and beautifully laid out.

    — Rainbow Journal users, age 16

  • it helps me so I don’t self-harm I self-care and I can take my anger out on things and not me.

    — Rainbow Journal user

  • • I can get my anger out by writing it down or drawing. I have stopped self-harming because this book helped me. (age 12)

    — Rainbow Journal user

  • I can fall back on it during hard times & I can look at the notes & pictures from others as well as me. It’s colourful and beautifully laid out.

    — Rainbow Journal users, age 16