Ep. 1 I'm still here for you
In the inaugural episode of Gentle Activism, we focus on the Bristol Crisis Service for Women's helpline and the incredible women who made it possible. The helpline was designed to be a safe space for women and girls using self injury to talk about their lives to other women who understood. We explore what motivates women to volunteer on the helpline, what impact it has on them and the women they listen to, and how they support one another to give the care the helpline callers deserve.
Trigger warnings: These podcasts contain discussion of self injury, self harm, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, suicide.
If you are troubled by any of the issues raised in this podcast, please visit: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/ for more information or access to support. If you would like to find out more about the project and the history of the Bristol Crisis Service for Women please visit: https://www.womenlisteningtowomen.org.uk/
Gentle Activism was made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Quartet City Fund and the Allen Lane Foundation.