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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.

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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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In the News: Acne and exam stress among factors leading young people to suicide, study finds. Exam stress, acne and asthma are among the anxieties affecting children and young people who kill themselves, according to the first ever detailed national investigation of these cases. Between January 2014 and April 2015, there were 145 suicides in England by children and young people aged 10 to 19. An inquiry looking at 130 of the cases has found some common factors, or “antecedents”, which the researchers hope may help families, friends, teachers or others to become aware that a child is struggling. More than half (54%) of the 130 had self-harmed and 27% had expressed suicidal ideas in the week before they died, while in 16 cases (12%), they had searched online for information on it. But 43% had not been in contact with the health service or any other agency. More than a third (36%) had sought help for some sort of medical condition, the most common being acne and asthma, while 27% were dealing with academic pressures, says the report. Of the 20 young people facing current or pending exams or awaiting results, 11 were known to be stressed by their exams and four died on the day of an exam or the day after. More than a quarter of the young people (28%) had recently experienced the death of somebody close to them, and six had lost more than one. Nine had lost a parent, while 17 (13%) had experienced the suicide of either somebody in their family or a friend. More than a fifth (22%) had been bullied in previous months, mostly face to face (93%). Eight had been targeted by online bullying – as well as face to face or instead of it. Mostly the bullying had occurred more than three months before the person died, but in eight cases it was more recent. To read the full article, please click the following link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/25/acne-and-exam-stress-among-factors-leading-young-people-to-suicide-study-finds
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In the News: Acne and exam stress among factors leading young people to suicide, study finds. Posted on May 26, 2016 by Jack Exam stress, acne and asthma are among the anxieties affecting children and young people who kill themselves, according to the first ever detailed national investigation of th...

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The Tomorrow Project shortlisted for a BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind Award The Tomorrow Project has been shortlisted for a BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind Award. We have been nominated for our work in suicide prevention within the community. From a total of 300 nominations in our category we have been shortlisted as one of the top 3. The winner of the awards will be announced on 27th June 2016 at an event in London. As part of our nomination, we will be broadcast on BBC’s Radio 4 tonight (24th May 2016) from 9pm, where we will be discussing the vital role we provide in the community in helping to save lives. Make sure you tune in to the All in the Mind Programme from 9pm. To listen to the broadcast, click the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bzdjy Or tune into BBC Radio 4 on 92-95fm.
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In the News: Acne and exam stress among factors leading young people to suicide, study finds. Posted 26/05/2016 15:45

Exam stress, acne and asthma are among the anxieties affecting children and young people who kill themselves, according to the first ever detailed national investigation of these cases. Between January 2014 and April 2015, there were 145 ...

The Tomorrow Project shortlisted for a BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind Award Posted 24/05/2016 13:35

The Tomorrow Project has been shortlisted for a BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind Award. We have been nominated for our work in suicide prevention within the community. From a total of 300 nominations in our category we have been shortlisted as...

Harmless’ Range of Resources Around Self Harm are Available to Purchase on Our Online Store Posted 19/05/2016 10:56

Harmless offer a range of helpful and supportive resources for people who self harm, their families, friends, carers and professionals. These resources can be used to raise awareness, provide insight, promote recovery and help people mov...

Harmless training… Posted 18/05/2016 14:05

As a Specialist Trainer for Harmless and a passionate supporter of personal growth I am consistently promoting and endorsing the importance of training. Learning and development is a vital part to any organisation however, training takes ...