is a unique award winning user-led self-injury awareness organisation.
committee of 10 people manage Equilibrium. Our main aim is to promote
awareness and understanding of self-injury. We hope to achieve this by
producing a series of high profile short films and dissemination packs
devised with the online community of our site through using the forums.
The web site itself is shaped by itís users, the content on the web
pages was created for us by our users. If you would like to submit
further information or discuss pages please click here.
all, Equilibrium is the voice of its users. We represent their views.
Equilibrium is designed to
help educate and support people who self harm and their family and
friends. This the first project
of it's kind, once completed, the site will have a support board, user
orientated galleries (photos and artwork), personal literature, coping
mechanisms, directory of organisations/websites, alternative therapies,
grounding tips, first aid support, explanations of various forms of self
injury, self diagnosis charts, video/audio diaries, and even the
possibility of online counselling and/or therapy.
What makes this project truly unique is it's media and training policy.
Once we have the necessary funds, we will produce a series of short
films which will be devised working with the online community of the
site via the message boards. Each of these films
will have a tailored resource pack similar to that of teacher resource
packs which will enable effective workshops on developing an
understanding of self harm and creating awareness of mental health
issues. These film and resource packs will be targeted towards schools
and youth clubs.
We will have
training schemes in place running along side the film productions
offering hands on experience and training on film making, website
design, editing, publicity, and project management. We will place
one trainee within each department, they will be working alongside
professionals and using industry standard equipment and resources to
further their knowledge and employability.
Who is behind Equilibrium?
launched as a joint project between Sam Hayder and Lee Mckarkiel, since
its inception it was decided that the project would be best served by a
committee of it's target audience managing the project. The committee
will be in charge of decision making and project operation. Overall
management will be handled by Sam Hayder and Lee Mckarkiel.
currently financed by Sam Hayder and the donations received from the
sale of awareness merchandise.
Details of the
committee can be found