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Welcome to Harmless

Support at Harmless

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

Harmless was set up by people who understand these issues 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.

Self Harm & Suicide Prevention Services

Harmless now deliver a range of services and also deliver The Tomorrow Project. In the last ten years we have delivered contracted and funded work for a variety of providers, but are largely self-funded through the selling of training etc. This enables us to preserve long-term and compassionate help for all those that need us.

We provide drop-in, crisis café, short and long-term support and psychotherapy. Under The Tomorrow Project we additionally deliver suicide crisis and bereavement services.

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

The Harmless Approach

We believe in hope and recovery. We place people with lived experience at the heart of our service, ensuring that we deliver a broad range of service options to meet a variety of needs. Working across age and gender we do our very best to surround the people we help with compassion and practical help and support.

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Harmless Workbook: Working Through Self Harm Harmless Workbook

Available in either electronic or hard copy, 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 Harmless DVD

Out of Harm's Way. 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.

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


Free mental health training We have four upcoming training dates for free half day mental health awareness sessions in Derbyshire County in Jan and Feb. This training is open to staff and volunteers from statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations working with Derbyshire County residents. Please see posters for more info. To book click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/harmless-lets-talk-training-14795237737


From Harm to Hope, Friday 1st March 2019 Harmless’ third national self harm conference will be held on Friday 1st March 2019, Self Harm Awareness Day. This year’s theme is: ‘our young people: intervention & early intervention for improved outcomes’. JOIN US £150 per delegate place* Or 2 delegate places for £200* Conference details: The theme of our conference is Our young people: intervention & early intervention for improved outcomes. Harmless recognises that self harm affects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work. This exciting new event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience. Our conference is themed around five strategic areas: Collaborative partnership, Service user representation, Effective practice, Driving change & Overcoming stigma and discrimination. Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm. Speakers: Dr Nav Kapur Dr ​Alys Cole-King Prof. Siobhan O'Neill Dr Sarah Cassidy http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/self-harm-conference-2019


Did someone say FREE training? 😮🎉 Yes, that’s right! We have four upcoming training dates for free half day mental health awareness sessions in Derbyshire County in Jan and Feb. This training is open to staff and volunteers from statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations working with Derbyshire County residents. Please see posters for more info. To book click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/harmless-lets-talk-training-14795237737

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From Harm to Hope, Friday 1st March 2019 Posted Monday 21st January 2019

Harmless’ third national self harm conference will be held on Friday 1st March 2019, Self Harm Awareness Day. This year’s theme is: ‘our young people: intervention & early intervention for improved outcomes’. JOIN US £150 pe

Free mental health training Posted Monday 21st January 2019

We have four upcoming training dates for free half day mental health awareness sessions in Derbyshire County in Jan and Feb. This training is open to staff and volunteers from statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations working

Did someone say FREE training? 😮🎉 Posted Friday 18th January 2019

Yes, that’s right! We have four upcoming training dates for free half day mental health awareness sessions in Derbyshire County in Jan and Feb.   This training is open to staff and volunteers from statutory, community and voluntary secto

From Harm to Hope, Friday 1st March 2019 Posted Thursday 17th January 2019

Harmless’ third national self harm conference will be held on Friday 1st March 2019, Self Harm Awareness Day. This year’s theme is: ‘our young people: intervention & early intervention for improved outcomes’. JOIN US £150 pe

Waitrose Community Matters scheme Posted Wednesday 16th January 2019

Pop down to Little @waitrose (near Vic. Centre, Nottingham) and please choose to support our service as part of the Community Matters Scheme. All you need to do is pop a green token in the box! Free and easy and …