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Equilibrium - Self Harmony

About Equilibrium

Equilibrium is a unique award winning user-led self-injury awareness organisation.

A committee of 10 people manage Equilibrium. Our main aim is to promote awareness and understanding of self-injury. We hope to achieve this by producing a series of high profile short films and dissemination packs devised with the online community of our site through using the forums. The web site itself is shaped by itís users, the content on the web pages was created for us by our users. If you would like to submit further information or discuss pages please click here.

Above all, Equilibrium is the voice of its users. We represent their views.

Equilibrium is designed to help educate and support people who self harm and their family and friends. This the first project of it's kind, once completed, the site will have a support board, user orientated galleries (photos and artwork), personal literature, coping mechanisms, directory of organisations/websites, alternative therapies, grounding tips, first aid support, explanations of various forms of self injury, self diagnosis charts, video/audio diaries, and even the possibility of online counselling and/or therapy.

What makes this project truly unique is it's media and training policy. Once we have the necessary funds, we will produce a series of short films which will be devised working with the online community of the site via the message boards. Each of these films will have a tailored resource pack similar to that of teacher resource packs which will enable effective workshops on developing an understanding of self harm and creating awareness of mental health issues. These film and resource packs will be targeted towards schools and youth clubs.

We will have training schemes in place running along side the film productions offering hands on experience and training on film making, website design, editing,  publicity, and project management. We will place one trainee within each department, they will be working alongside professionals and using industry standard equipment and resources to further their knowledge and employability.

Who is behind Equilibrium?

Equilibrium was launched as a joint project between Sam Hayder and Lee Mckarkiel, since its inception it was decided that the project would be best served by a committee of it's target audience managing the project. The committee will be in charge of decision making and project operation. Overall management will be handled by Sam Hayder and Lee Mckarkiel.

Equilibrium is currently financed by Sam Hayder and the donations received from the sale of awareness merchandise.

Details of the committee can be found here.

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