Provides mutual support for people who have experienced self harm.

How can ECHO help me?

ECHO gives you the opportunity to talk in confidence to other people who understand how you are feeling. The service provides mutual support and information for people who have experienced self harm, who are aged 18 and above.

ECHO offers

  • A chance to talk
  • Information about alternative ways of coping
  • Awareness and understanding
  • A safe, confidential and supportive environment

The service offers different ways to support you depending on what you feel you need, this could be:

  • Talking with other group members in a safe environment
  • Talking one-to-one with people who understand what you are going through
  • Attending workshops to learn about new ways to cope
  • Getting information about other places that can support you

Click here to see ECHO’s timetable of workshops and activities across Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme.

Is ECHO for me?

Self harm refers to acts which involve inflicting injury on your own body. There are many forms of self harm including:

  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug taking
  • Cutting
  • Burning

Your self harm might feel like it helps to; release anger or tension, provide a relief from painful feelings, cope with difficult situations or focus on physical pain instead of emotional pain.

Contact ECHO

For more information and to speak to a member of the team call 07500 444116.

You can also contact Brighter Futures here.