An oral history of the Bristol Crisis Service for Women
Bristol Crisis Service for Women, now known as Self Injury Support, has provided support services for women struggling with self injury for more than 30 years. Started in 1986 as a feminist collective, its goals were to listen to, support, and amplify the voices of women using self injury.
On this website you can listen to the storiesof 22 former staff and volunteers from this unique organisation, as well as read its groundbreaking research and publications. All project materials will be deposited at Bishopsgate Institute in Spring 2022.
Our fantastic exhibitions Voices of the Bristol Service for Women and The Power of Listening are now available to view at the following places:
Wednesday 8 March-Wednesday 27 April Glenside Hospital Museum UWE Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol, BS16 1DD Wednesdays 10am-1pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Book tickets here
Saturday 14 May Bristol Radical History Festival M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN
Click below to hear a taster of our podcast series Gentle Activism. You can listen to all three episodes on the podcasts page.