Mental Health Awareness Week #kindnessmatters

This year for Mental Health Awareness week (18th-24th May), the theme is Kindness Matters. Kindness always matters, but in these trying times feels more important than ever. How does kindness impact our mental health? When we give kindness to others it can increase our self esteem, self worth and confidence. When we receive kindness it… Read more »

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Lockdown thoughts

-Written By a Young Person at Wish My feet step, one in front of the other, as it feels like I’m living in a dreamland. Everything moved so quickly, first some year groups were leaving, then school was done and exams cancelled and then lockdown started. It’s hard to process such a fast moving situation… Read more »

Self Harm Awareness with Amber Magazine

Amber Magazine is an independent magazine ran by a young woman named Amber Schormans. ‘The magazine is produced by one woman with the mind-set that all readers can relate and it is a ‘beauty’ retouching free space. Women of all shapes, colours and looks simply embracing their natural selves. As well as all things that… Read more »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

– Written by Annie, Youth Support and Participation Worker CW: Sexual assault, victim blaming, coercion. Lockdown hasn’t changed the rates of sexual violence. 1 in 5 girls (19%) have experienced street harassment during lockdown reveals a new survey by charity Plan International UK. In the poll taken in the 6th week of lockdown with 1000 girls… Read more »

Remote Therapy Considerations Part 2

– Written by Gary, Lead Psychotherapist The next update to our blog with regards to Remote Sessions is the consideration of Technology. Technology: As discussed last time firstly you need to agree on a safe and appropriate location. Once this has been established you can move onto which technology you will use to conduct the… Read more »

Remote Therapy Considerations Part 1

– Written by Gary, Lead Psychotherapist At wïsh we moved quickly to transfer our therapeutic services over to a digital service in order to ensure there was minimal disruption for the young people we support. For those reading with less experience of working remotely there are some important considerations to think through that don’t always… Read more »

An Update from Annie at Wïsh

– Written by Annie, Youth Support and Participation Worker Hi to those reading, I hope you are safe and well during this uncertain time. At wïsh, we have been working really hard as a team to transform what we do quickly and safely into a digital service. Almost overnight we had all moved into our… Read more »

Aisha’s Story

Aisha, a 15 year old Black British girl, joined the wish self harm peer support group in February 2016.

A Space to talk

An Evaluation of the wïsh centre’s work with young people who self harm, Centre for Mental Health, November 2018.