SIAD (self-injury awareness day) occurs on 1st March every year and has done so for seventeen years or more and is an international event that is recognised across the globe.
LifeSIGNS has supported Self-Injury Awareness Day for well over a decade, and they are the number one resource for SIAD material.
Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence.
Raising awareness is about educating people who do not self-injure, and reaching out to people who do.
Find out more on SAID here: https://www.themix.org.uk/self-harm-awareness-day
Find out more on Self Harm here: https://breathe-edu.co.uk/category/secondary-school-tool-kit/self-harm/