Supporting anybody affected by self-harm
Welcome to Battle Scars. We are a small, dedicated, 100% survivor-led and run charity offering local, regional, national as well as international support around self-harm.
Self-harm is far more widespread and complex than most people think. It's also mostly hidden and often judged due to the stigma attached to it. Our aim is to break down this stigma, raise awareness, dispel the myths and support those affected by self-harm irrelevant of gender, age, background and location.
We help those who struggle with self-harm by running easy-to-access services for them and for those who support them (families, carers, friends and professionals).
Those located in Leeds and surrounding areas can access our f2f services which run alongside our England-wide phone support, UK-wide virtual support and worldwide online support.
Coming soon! The new Battle Scars premises and new mental health hub under our management:
Onward Mental Health Hub
Millshaw Park Way
Battle Scars have the exciting opportunity to set up a new mental health hub and are looking for partners to come into the building. The aim is to create a welcoming, safe environment with a variety of services to support mental health and wellbeing.
We have various online and printed resources to help understand and manage self-harm, support organisations, encourage people who struggle with self-harm to reach out and build a robust support networks.
"I self-harm to have some control over the chaos in my mind, to release the pressure of a drowning soul. But the Battle Scars Facebook group has helped me shed the shame I felt regarding my self-harm and gave me a safe space to talk about my urges and feelings without judgment. It has helped me break the cycle and pull out of the spiral I was in"