I was sixteen when I first started to self-harm. Initially I burned myself but I quickly moved onto cutting.
I was a serial self-harmer, cutting my arms, legs and stomach on a weekly basis.
Often I needed hospital treatment and would make regular trips to A&E.
Self-harming is an addiction. It hurt and I didn’t enjoy it but I couldn’t function without doing it.
I self-harmed for five years and I’m still trying to break free from my addiction.
With Fixers help I’ve created a friendship bracelet kit for other young people who are self-harming.
Friendship bracelets gave me a focus and distraction from the thoughts of cutting.
I hope other young people will also find solace is creating the bracelets and achieve something beautiful with their hands.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha