heathwatch sandwell Healthwatch Sandwell (HWS) wants to know about your experiences of health and social care services in Sandwell. It is aimed at young people aged 16 – 24 years who self-harm.

HWS is an independent consumer champion that gathers and represents the public’s views on health and social care services in Sandwell. It ensures that the views of the public and people who use the services are taken into account by those who commission and provide services.

Self-harm is when you hurt yourself as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, old memories, or overwhelming situations and experiences. The ways you hurt yourself can be physical, such as cutting yourself. They can also be less obvious, such as putting yourself in risky situations, or not looking after yourself.

This survey will not ask you why you self-harm or if you feel better or worse as a result of it, HWS wants to find out if the services in Sandwell help you to cope.

Click here to access the survey

We understand that if you self-harm, you may feel embarrassed or ashamed about it. You might be worried that other people will judge you or pressurise you to stop if you tell them about it. This survey is anonymous, which means you will not be identified unless you want to be.

However, if you would like to share any other information please feel free to contact Anita Andrews from HWS on 0121 569 7210 or by e mail at a.andrews@healthwatchsandwell.co.uk