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£200raised of £1,000 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £200 to support those affected by self-harm and get our volunteer development programme launched

    Leeds, UK
    Funded on Friday, 27th October 2017

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    Battle Scars is a community group providing support to anyone affected by self harm aiming to support, educate and bring everybody together. We have just applied for charitable status and hoping to be approved soon. Please check our Website out.

    Based in Leeds, UK but provide on-line support worldwide. We mostly work with adults, parents and professionals with strong intentions to work directly with children.

    We run 6 support groups (each runs every 4 weeks) around Leeds. 4 where everybody over 18 is welcome (people who self-harm, their family/friends/carers and professionals), and 2 specialised (for deaf women with Signhealth and for women with experience of the judiciary system with Together Women).

    We’re growing very fast! We have no paid staff and all the funds benefit our service users. We’ve already had over 600 service users (excluding the 630 members of our Facebook group) with high demand in and out of Leeds and our small team is struggling to cope. We have a lot of people who want to volunteer with us, who believe in what we do. So we're setting up a volunteer development programme to empower our volunteers by giving them purpose. We want to do it right and fully support these people who want to freely give their time. We have a different approach: we attract the volunteers and create appropriate roles for them. Nobody is fitted into a box!

    We need funds to provide training to these volunteers and cover their expenses. With training and support we will help increase their skills, their confidence and self esteem.

    The need is great and so are our plans for more services (including a counselling drop-in centre) as well as expansion out of Leeds.

    We are well known within the mental health services and we work together with them, as well as other NHS services, and a large number of voluntary sector organisations. Our training for professionals is proving very popular which is why we have dropped the crowdfunding amount significantly.

    If you can donate even a tiny amount, it would be extremely helpful (you can donate anonymously too). With your help we’ll reach more and more people and break down the stigma around self-harm.

    Thank you!

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    • Jenny Groves8 months ago
      Jenny Groves

      Jenny Groves

      8 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

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    • Jenny Groves11 months ago
      Jenny Groves

      Jenny Groves

      11 months ago

      Our self harm workshop is being booked up fast. At the same time we're getting more and more bookings for our in-house training. We have dropped the crowdfunding amount because of this increased income. By the end of October we'll have 5 groups running with a 6th being planned to start soon after. Our volunteers will need training some of which we cannot provide ourselves. Every penny will go towards these training costs.

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    • Jenny Groves1 year ago
      Jenny Groves

      Jenny Groves

      1 year ago

      We're just about to launch the volunteer development programme. Yes, I've been busy :) We only need the funds now to cover whatever training they'll need that we cannot provide in house. A huge thank you to those you have donated so far!

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    Page last updated on: 10/26/2017 8:58 AM

    Supporters

    8

    • Trevor Smith

      Trevor Smith

      Oct 20, 2017

      A great cause... I have shared on my page. (I am Alicia Smith's Dad)

      £20.00

    • Chris and Paul

      Chris and Paul

      Oct 3, 2017

      To help you share your strength with others.Chris and Paul X

      £30.00

    • Andrew A

      Andrew A

      Aug 21, 2017

      In recognition of the tireless efforts of Jenny & Glenn (a truly inspirational couple), and anyone else involved with their excellent "Battle Scars" support groups... Thank you! :)

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 9, 2017

      Best of luck.

    • Christos Dude

      Christos Dude

      Jul 5, 2017

      Go get em!

      £50.00

    • Roz Walsh

      Roz Walsh

      Jul 1, 2017

      This is a fabulous initiative. Well done Jenny X

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 30, 2017

      Wishing you every success, Jenny.

      £10.00

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    Jenny Groves

    Jenny Groves

    Leeds, UK

    Co-founder and chairperson of Battle Scars with long history of self-harm. Trainer and group facilitator

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