Tale of nature from Vyacheslav Mishchenko
Our Self-Injury Awareness wristbands are online and available, and we’re very grateful to those of you who have shared photos of your new wristband with us! Thank you :)
Take a look at our duo-coloured wristband design. It takes a lot of effort to get hundreds and hundreds of these made and then to post them out each day. And we love doing so, because you asked us to years ago, and you keep asking us for wristbands each year.
Everyone wears them for different reasons - there’s always something about memory involved - remembering the past, looking at how far you’ve come, and maybe how many more steps there are to take.
Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a really important day because it’s when people choose to be a little bit more open about mental health and self-injury, and some people wear their wristbands openly - as they’re able to say “It’s SIAD, I’m showing my support for friends on the web who shouldn’t be alone in their struggle”.
And frankly, selling wristbands is our main (and I do mean main) form of fund-raising.
Think about that. We’ve been online for over ten years, and we do everything we do based on the funds people donate and the funds raised by selling wristbands around the world.
You really make a difference to us, and you’re helping us make a difference to people who may be totally alone in their distress, who don’t know how to ask for help, and who need just a little extra assurance to get through the day.
Take a look at our swirly wristband design yeah?
Our SI Awareness wristbands are available in time for SI Awareness Day on the 1st of March.
The sale of wristbands directly supports the awareness and support work our small, voluntary organisation does each day. We’ve been working for ten years to break the stigma around SI and help people seek health and happiness. We are otherwise unfunded; everything we create and publish is made possible by our volunteers who give their time for free, and our members and visitors who support us.
We were asked countless times for wristbands some years ago, and we strive to have them ready every February.