New self-harm support service for Dundee
We recently launched a new self-harm service in Dundee. It’s being funded by Inspiring Scotland as part of a Scotland wide initiative that brings together, and supports organisations to provide, a range of support services across communities. People can self-refer to the service and can also be referred by other agencies. Three months after it started, Spotlight caught up with Penumbra Support Manager, Emma, to hear how the new self-harm service is being received:
We know it can be hard to deal with traumatic life events and that self-harm can feel like a way to cope, so our approach to support is guided by compassion and non-judgement.
Inspiring Scotland Chief Executive Celia Tennant said,
“We are glad to be able to work with Penumbra to help bring this vitally important new service to Dundee, particularly at a time when mental health and wellbeing services are needed more than ever.
“The factors involved in self-harm can be complex, and we know the team’s significant expertise and compassionate, person-centred approach will have a major impact in supporting who are most at risk.”