The WISH Centre supports young people who self harm through a combination of peer support programmes, counselling, youth projects and individual support plans and campaigning. The work we do has been developed with young people who self harm and we understand that part of a healing journey involves finding a voice in the public domain which is why we also have a focus on media and awareness raising projects.
Girls Xpress! is an award winning peer support group for girls who self harm ages 13-19.
We are a self help, peer support and counselling group who also campaign to improve awareness of and services to support young self harmers.
We are young women aged 13 -19 and are a mixture of girls in school, in care, and excluded. Many of us have been referred by agencies or schools; some are self referred.
Everything we do is in total confidence. We believe that through our activities and befriending support we are happier. We also provide text and msn support, and a crisis programme.
Girls Xpress! have been interviewed for or written articles aboutyoung women and self harm in Asian Woman Magazine; Top of the Pops youth magazine, We Love Telly!, My Kinda Place youth website, Elle Girl magazine and many more.
Girls Xpress! Have made a documentary film and music video which can be seen at www.youthspace.net
Girls Xpress! Have won a number of awards including Deutche Bank Spotlight Young Campaigners; Salesforce.com International Youth Media Awards; Harrow Bright Young Things; Harrow Young Achievers; Princess Diana Memorial Awards for Service to the Community.