Trauma Informed Yoga for Self Harm Service

Organisation : Self Harm Service, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Grant Amount : £ 2,000
Project Dates : October 2017 to April 2018

This project will be run by the NHS self harm service and will offer a weekly trauma informed yoga class to female inpatients and outpatients who engage with the Self-Harm Service at the REH. The pilot of this  project was initiated when Edinburgh Community Yoga made contact with a consultant psychiatrist working at the REH.

The opportunity was suggested to patients accessing the self harm service who showed interest in piloting the class and initial feedback has been extremely positive.

The project  offers a safe space using the Hive centre to offer a 60 minute class taught by a trauma informed yoga teacher. The project will also provide one hour a week in inpatient settings, working one to one in 20 minute sessions with patients who cannot attend the group class.