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.
@NottinghamPost heard our national press coverage today re: #selfharm? With #nottingham leading the field, why not work with us on a story?
@PSHEassociation with rise #selfharm in youngpeople in focus today,want raise agenda for >#PSHE &training in schools https://t.co/Rooo3bVKXZ
One of our lovely #selfharm training team speaking to @talkRADIO just after 4pm. Proud to bring hope to others.
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.
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.
Have you heard some of the stories in the press today about the increase in the number of young people being hospitalised for self harm. For those of working in the field this is not a surprise and we have been involved in a number of interviews today to raise awareness. Have a listen on playback the Nicky Campbell interview speaking to Sophie speaking on 5Live earlier today, and again on BBC Radio Nottinham. Sarah is just about to speak to Talk Radio, so tune in and have a listen.
Would you like to work for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project? We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team. To download an application form and job description for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant links below. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email. Positions: Therapist Suicide Bereavement Project Worker Suicide Crisis Project Worker Applications close at 5pm on Monday 2nd January 2017. First interviews to be held w/c 9th January 2017. Second interviews to be held w/c 16th January 2017. More information on all positions can be found at the following links: To download our application form, please click here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/and6c4pz1ah5mnf/Harmless%20Application%20Form%20%282017%29.docx?dl=0 To download the job descriptions for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant link below: Therapist - https://www.dropbox.com/s/octsd3e0ldxexbe/Job%20Description%20-%20Therapist%20%282017%29.pdf?dl=0 Suicide Bereavement Project Worker - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojv8pwbuu4angy5/Job%20Description%20-%20Suicide%20Bereavement%20Project%20Worker%20%282017%29.pdf?dl=0 Suicide Crisis Project Worker - https://www.dropbox.com/s/f9towlfky0sjdtk/Job%20Description%20-%20Suicide%20Crisis%20Project%20Worker%20%282017%29.pdf?dl=0
Would you like to work for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project? | Harmless Blog
Would you like to work for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project? Posted on November 25, 2016 by Jack We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team. To download an application form and job description for each o...
Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, selected for prestigious award as One of the Ten Outstanding Young People in the UK. Tonight, our CEO, Caroline Harroe, will head to Manchester to receive her award as one of the JCI UK’s ten outstanding young people (TOYP). JCI TOYP serves to formally recognise young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognising these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honourees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies. Nominated in the category of ‘Business, economic and entrepreneurial accomplishment’, her nominator says: “Caroline is an innovative social entrepreneur. She leads the service forwards driving change in the field, inspiring others, sharing compassion and ultimately valuing every life she touches in the hope that that life can be saved”. Caroline says: “It’s a real privilege to be recognised as one of the award winners. I have dedicated my life, firstly to overcoming my own difficulties, but secondly in leading the way for others facing psychological struggle to overcome their difficulties and providing practical and innovative services to overcome their problems. I believe that hope is possible for anyone. The last time that I had contact with services, I had attempted to take my life. No one felt more hopeless than I did right then. I had no job and saw no future. If that change is possible for me it is possible for anyone if they receive the right help and support and I now do my best to spread that message and design and deliver innovative sustainable services that can help save lives. I don’t think I do anything that we shouldn’t all be doing as a society but I am very honoured to have been recognised because it gives the vital work that we do the platform for people to talk about what we do.” After Caroline receives her award at the event she will enter the global competition to be acknowledged as a world leader in her chosen field. We are all very proud of Caroline and congratulate her on this latest award. To find out more information about the JCI Ten Outstanding Young People, please click here: http://www.jciuk.org.uk/ten-outstanding-young-persons/
Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, selected for prestigious award as One of the Ten Outstanding Young People in the UK. | Harmless Blog
Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, selected for prestigious award as One of the Ten Outstanding Young People in the UK. Posted on November 25, 2016 by Jack Tonight, our CEO, Caroline Harroe, will head to Manchester to receive her award as one of the JCI UK’s ten outstanding young people (TOYP). JCI TOYP...
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