Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. We support around 1000 adults and young people every week and employ 400 staff across Scotland.
Founded in 1985, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental health problems.
We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.
North Ayrshire Self Harm Project
The Penumbra Self Harm Project in North Ayrshire provides a non–judgemental, person centred service to residents of North Ayrshire who self-harm, including adults. The project provides one to one support to people who wish to reduce/stop self-harm, as well as working throughout North Ayrshire to raise awareness of self-harm issues.
The project also provides informal support to parents/carers of the young people we support. In addition, we provide training, information and advice to people who come in to contact with people who self-harm.
Who can refer to the service? You can refer yourself to the service, people who may be concerned about you including friends, relatives, carers, social workers etc can also make a referral on your behalf.