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Welcome to Harmless

Self Harm Support at Harmless

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

Harmless was set up by people who understand self harm and at the heart of our service is a real sense of hope. We know that with the right support and help life can get better. We hope that you find this site a safe and helpful resource.

Feel free to look around and we welcome your thoughts and feedback about our site and services. We would also encourage everyone who feels able to complete our self harm questionnaires as this will help us develop a better awareness of who is accessing Harmless and the kind of difficulties they face.

Funding for Self Harm Services

Harmless now deliver a range of services. We previously delivered these under contract with Nottinghamshire Heathcare Trust but these funds were lost due to the financial cuts. However, we still deliver monthly drop in sessions where people can get support and information about self harm and we offer one to one therapy sessions.

For more information or to volunteer your time and fundraising skills to keep these vital services going, please contact us.

The Harmless Advisory Group

We are always looking for people to join our advisory group, and to help out with all aspects of the project, for anyone who is interested in helping out in any way; click here if you'd like to support our efforts and help people who self harm for more details.

Free #suicide awareness workshops in Nottingham, 11th September. Email Sophie@harmless.org.uk to book a place. Booking up already.

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Harmless Workbook: Working Through Self Harm Harmless Workbook

Available in an electronic format, Harmless have de­veloped this workbook in collaboration with service users, therapists and the Institute of Mental Health to provide a tool that can be used to promote recovery and self reflection amongst people that self harm, encouraging alternative methods of coping.

For more information, or to find out how to buy our workbook, please follow this link.

Out of Harm's Way DVD New DVD Available

New to Harmless: our DVD. Through the eyes of those with first hand experience, we examine the nature of self harm, distress and recovery. A resource both for those that self harm and for professionals.

To see an extract, or to learn how to order yourself a copy, please follow this link.

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Could you write a blog for us? Harmless would like to invite you to contribute to our blog. Our blog is important to us because it helps us convey a range of issues around self harm and suicide to the public. It helps us reach people in distress and promote better understanding about these issues amongst our readers. It helps us tell you about our work, upcoming events, dispel myths and offer advice. But we also want it to challenge stigma and to offer real stories about self harm and recovery so that people reading this can feel connected to what we do and who we help. If you would like to write a blog for us about your experiences, then you can submit this to info@harmless.org.uk with the title ‘blog post’. In your email, please tell us what name you would like us to use for you. You can say as little about your identity as you want. The blog should be about 200 -300 words in length and shouldn’t be graphic in any way, but should offer the reader an insight into your experiences that mighty help them relate to self harm, distress, or suicide. The blog could be about what you’ve felt or experienced, what’s helped, or not helped… What needs to change, or what he stigma around these issues has been for you. It is vital to harmless that we represent your voice and your experiences, so if you feel you can contribute to this blog, please do. We look forward to hearing from you.
Could you write a blog for us? | Harmless Blog
Could you write a blog for us? Posted on September 1, 2015 by Jack Harmless would like to invite you to contribute to our blog. Our blog is important to us because it helps us convey a range of issues around self harm and suicide to the public. It helps us reach people in distress and promote better…

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Why do we charge for some of our self harm services? Hello, my name is Darren Whelband and I am the business and operations manager of Harmless. We often post blogs which highlight our vital services and keep you update about other important elements of our organisation. However we do not often speak much about the way we operate as a business. Over the next few weeks, I will be blogging specifically about ‘Harmless the Community Interest Company’ and give some insight in to our business model. My first contribution tackles an interesting debate which we often have with people about whether or not we should charge for some of our services? As many of you know, Harmless offer many free services to those who self harm, their friends and families and professionals. These services include therapeutic intervention, information, consultancy and we often provide free training too. But have you ever wondered where the funds for these free services come from? I would suspect that most people reading this would assume we fund all our work with grants and donations. In truth, those particular funding streams make up approximately 20% of our income. So where does the other 80% come from? Well, we operate like a business of course. That means we sell some of our specialist services, experience and knowledge. There have been several occasion recently where people have questioned the fact that we charge for some of our services e.g. our training and resources. In truth, we would love to be able to offer all our services on a complimentary basis however Harmless would simply cease to exist if it did or at least many of its important and vital support channels would be withdrawn. Here’s an example… People aged 25 and over makeup 46% of those who access our services, yet there is no funding for this age group. So yes, we could offer more ‘free’ services but at what cost? Should Harmless offer more free services and take away its services for almost half of those who seek our help? For those aged 25 and over, rest assured, Harmless are not going to change its business model anytime soon.
Why do we charge for some of our self harm services? | Harmless Blog
Why do we charge for some of our self harm services? Posted on September 1, 2015 by Jack Hello, my name is Darren Whelband and I am the business and operations manager of Harmless. We often post blogs which highlight our vital services and keep you update about other important elements of our organi…

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Free suicide awareness workshops scheduled to mark suicide awareness day. On the 11th September, we will be hosting two free suicide awareness workshops to promote knowledge and understanding of suicide, that shall help you to engage with those who might be at risk of suicide. This workshop is designed as an introduction to understanding and talking about suicide. If you would like to secure one of the places for either the am or pm workshop, please email sophie@harmless.org.uk but act fast- there are a very limited number of places available.

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Free mental health and suicide awareness courses! Posted 01/09/2015 21:45

Harmless are hosting a range of free courses, book fast to avoid disappointment: If you live or work in Nottingham City: Mental Health Community Workshops    Monday 5th October 1 x morning 9:30am – 11:30am (2 hours per deliv...

Could you write a blog for us? Posted 01/09/2015 16:31

Harmless would like to invite you to contribute to our blog. Our blog is important to us because it helps us convey a range of issues around self harm and suicide to the public. It helps us reach people in distress and promote better unde...

Why do we charge for some of our self harm services? Posted 01/09/2015 11:41

Hello, my name is Darren Whelband and I am the business and operations manager of Harmless. We often post blogs which highlight our vital services and keep you update about other important elements of our organisation. However we do not...

Free suicide awareness workshops scheduled to mark suicide awareness day. Posted 30/08/2015 21:28

On the 11th September, we will be hosting two free suicide awareness workshops to promote knowledge and understanding of suicide, that shall help you to engage with those who might be at risk of suicide.  This workshop is designed a...