*Trigger Warning - Self Harm*
We have two experts coming in to answer questions between the 27th and 28th February. The main topic for the Expert Q&A will be surrounding Self-Harm, such as living with self-harm scars and the journey of self-acceptance.
Who are the Experts?
Hi my name is Louise McMichael. I am a
trained independent camouflage practitioner and chair of the British
Association of skin camouflage.
Skin Camouflage is suitable for all, is
simple to use and designed to reproduce the natural colour of skin. It differs
from other cosmetics products because it is uniquely formulated to:
Give the necessary covering power (but only needs a thin
Waterproof, lasts between 8-16 hours
Can be removed and immediately applied
Covering scars can help to improve your
wellbeing and I am really looking forward to answering your questions on
covering scars, products, discounts that
are available, where you can buy and how use them.
Although this is not a replacement for support that tackles the root cause of self-harm, it is definitely a technique that can aid the healing process
We will also be joined by Sian who can answer questions about the journey to self-acceptance with scars:
Hey, I’m Sian. I’m a freelance journalist and mental health
advocate. I’ve dealt with self harm since the age of 14 (I’m almost 25 now).
This has consisted of long periods of recovery followed by relapses. So I know
how tough it can be to break the cycle and deal with urges. I’ve spoken about
my experience and how it fits into the wider conversation with charities like
the The Mix, MQ and Young Minds, as well as publications like The Breakdown and
Keep in mind that we will all be at different stages in recovery, which is 100% okay!
The experts will be answering questions on the 27th and 28th February! So this coming Saturday or Sunday
The questions can either be asked in this thread, or through this anonymous microsoft form
! If you'd rather keep your questions anonymous, feel free to use the form! The questions will be answered in this thread
Just as a reminder, here are the guidelines when it comes to talking about Self-harm:
Self-harm: Please avoid any graphic detail or description of
methods (such as where or how you've harmed yourself). Instead, we
encourage you to focus on feelings (e.g. "I feel like harming myself
because I feel..."). Please stick to 'self-harm' and know that we
understand if you're harming, you're hurting.
Keep an eye on this thread for more information