Your Recovery Stories

People often share their lived experience journey with us. Sharing is a powerful experience and can be an important part of the recovery journey for the person sharing. Supporting people to share their lived experience journeys will always be an empowering part of our work. 

Read some of our Recovery Stories below…

Tommy's Story

I’m 50 years old, ex-military, with a lot of mental health problems, including PTSD. After going into hospital, I was referred to Penumbra’s Self-Harm Network Scotland service to get support with my self-harm…

A Mother's Story

I had a history with anxiety, depression, and a little bit of self-harm when I was younger, but at the time I didn’t receive any help because I hid it…

Courtney's Story

My name is Courtney. I am a student and work part-time. My hobbies are reading, singing and playing the Mandolin. I also enjoy learning languages. I love playing video games, spending time with my partner and walking my dog…

Jo's Story

When I was 7 years old I was diagnosed with attachment disorder which I received counselling for. However, when I was 16 my relationship at the time broke down, which led me to attempt suicide.

Emily's Story

Before I reached out to Penumbra, I was quite nervous and anxious. I didn’t know what to expect as I have never been part of a self-harm service…

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