Nigel Mills MP welcomes self-harm self-help group to Ripley
12th July 2013
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Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills has given his backing to a new self-harm self-help group that will launch in Ripley on Thursday 18th July 2013 at the Rethink Day Centre, The Croft, Slack Lane. The group has been launched as a result of the ‘Different Minds, Same Hearts’ campaign, founded by Claire Shortland of Heanor and which Mr Mills helped launch last year.

The self-help group will run weekly on Thursdays between 6 PM and 8 PM, and is open to anybody over the age of eighteen. It is run on a drop-in basis, so there is no need to make an appointment.

Nigel said: “Self-harm is a complicated problem with many causes and isn’t simply a matter of attention-seeking behaviour. The response that people affected by self-harming behaviour can get from their friends, families and those from whom they seek medical assistance can make all the difference.

“It’s vitally important that those affected by the problem get help. That’s why I’m pleased that Claire is setting up a group in Ripley.

“I recommend that anybody affected by self-harming behaviour and wants to get help to better cope with problems go along to the group.”


For further information, please contact Nigel Mills MP at

For more information about self-harm, please visit the pages pertaining to self-injury on Mind’s web site at:

For information about suicide, visit:

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