Setting up a helpline for women and girls affected by self harm

bristol crisis service for womenThe Crisis Service for Women has been funded to re-establish a national helpline for women who are affected by self injury and self harm.

Although we have run a service like this before we want to take some time to think about the best way to run this service and would really welcome your views.

We are especially interested in the views of women of any age who might use such a service, but we are also interested in the views of people who support women who use self harm or self injury. We include in this definition ANYONE who identifies as a women regardless of biology.

The survey is confidential and information you provide for will only be used to support the set up and running of the helpline and any personal details will not be shared with any other organisations.

We are very happy to send copies of this survey out by email or post, or to discuss your views in another way such as by instant messaging or on the phone if you would prefer. Our contact details are at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to pass on this survey link to anyone you think might be interested.


Click here to download the survey (Word doc)

Click here to download the survey (PDF)


Please return completed surveys to:

Bristol Crisis Service for Women

PO Box 654 Bristol BS99 1XH


Please keep yourself as safe as possible when filling in this survey and take breaks if you need to. If you would like to look for support in relation to self harm/self injury we have a list of resources – local and national – on our website:


If you have any further questions or concerns please get in touch with:

Naomi Salisbury

Development Worker

0117 927 9600


Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your views.