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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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FREE Mental Health Community Workshop in Nottingham Wednesday 6th July 2016 5:30pm – 7:30pm This workshop is part of the Wellness in Mind Training Programme commissioned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City CCG. To book onto this training, please email training@harmless.org.uk What does the term mental health mean to you? Do you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to support individuals with mental health problems? Do you know where to signpost individuals to in order to receive appropriate, professional help? You can learn these vital skills and gain the confidence to provide effective support by attending the free mental health workshop detailed below Mental Health Community Workshop – Carers and Citizens Wednesday 6th July 2016 5:30pm – 7:30pm This workshop will focus on how to promote resilience and wellbeing in the community through building of awareness and resilience amongst citizens and carers A drop in session will be held after the Community Workshop Training will be delivered at: Harmless NCVS 7 Mansfield Road Nottingham NG1 3FB To find out more information, please contact training@harmless.org.uk Places are extremely limited so book promptly to avoid disappointment Please note to be eligible for this training you must live or work in the city
FREE Mental Health Community Workshop in Nottingham | Harmless Blog
FREE Mental Health Community Workshop in Nottingham Posted on June 27, 2016 by Jack Wednesday 6th July 2016 5:30pm – 7:30pm This workshop is part of the Wellness in Mind Training Programme commissioned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City CCG. To book onto this training, please email tr...

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Trying my hand at something different… As well as delivering training nationally I also get to try my hand at many other projects within Harmless and a couple of weeks ago I got to do just that. Caroline Harroe, our CEO, and I worked with Nottingham University to help create some short clips which are going to be used to disseminate research findings on Young people and Self harm. To help us create these innovative pieces we had fantastic support from a local organisation the NBV Media Studios, recommend to anyone looking for support in creating small media pieces for their company. I exchanged my projector and laptop for green screens, cameras and editing software and I must say the day was fun and inspirational! To have the ability to capture these young people’s feelings and experiences on camera was truly humbling. We see so much in the news about Young People and what should be done for them, however, how often do we ask young people directly what they want, or how they see things? In a single day it became crystal clear that we spend much of time worrying, fearing the worst, predicting the outcomes and yet, if we stopped and listened we would be all the more wiser for it. Over protection does not lead to prevention, empowerment and collaboration do! To see or hear from first hand experiences then why not sign up or book on to our training? Email: training@harmless.org.uk For more information on this research, “Understanding and Responding to Self harm in Young People: Findings from the Listen-UP! Project,” why not attend the workshops: Nottingham City centre 23rd/24th June 10am-2pm Leicester City centre 27th/29th June 10am-2pm http://www.listen-up.ac.uk/listen-up/dissemination.aspx For more information on NBV Media Studio: https://nbv.co.uk/property/media-studio/
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Trying my hand at something different… Posted on June 22, 2016 by Jack As well as delivering training nationally I also get to try my hand at many other projects within Harmless and a couple of weeks ago I got to do just that. Caroline Harroe, our CEO, and I worked with Nottingham University to help...

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Harmless’ Range of Resources Around Self Harm are Available to Purchase on Our Online Store 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 move forward with their lives. All of the money we raise through the sales of our resources goes directly towards helping us continue delivering our vital services. Out of Harm’s Way: Harmless DVD Out of Harm’s Way is a DVD is a resource that can be used by people that self harm, to promote recovery and self belief. It can also be used by professionals or carers to enhance understanding, empathy and strategies that are helpful when supporting people that self harm. Through the eyes of those with first hand experience, we will examine the nature of self harm, distress, and recovery. “This DVD has helped me so much. I have struggled to understand my son’s self harm but even this short trailer has given me more empathy and willingness to understand. For the first time – something hopeful about self harm!” In the DVD, we speak to Jenny, Mark, Fiona and Satveer who have personal experience of self harm and whose courage in speaking out has enabled them to discuss their experiences on film. In Our Own Word’s Book In Our Own Words’ aims to promote insight and understanding of self harm. The book contains words and images that have been generated by people whose lives have been touched by self harm; through personal experiences, or by knowing and working with those who have struggled. In spring 2009 Harmless recruited a team who formed the editorial group for this project. These people had their own stories relating to self harm and were brought together to shape the journey of this book. This was an exercise to create a book that would be useful and inspiring, challenging stigmas and stereotypes. It also provided an opportunity for those who have had their own personal battles to be involved in a project that could change perceptions and reach out to others. Harmless Workbook 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. The workbook provides a series of activities to work through to help the individual to start to reflect upon their ways of coping, and to begin to manage these differently. The workbook is not a substitute for counselling or therapy, but it is designed to help naturally promote some of the insight that can be helpful to help people move forwards in their life. The belief behind the book is that by promoting awareness, insight and resilience amongst people that self harm, they can start to cope differently, or feel better. Self Harm Policy Guidance The purpose of a policy on self harm should be to uphold best practice in relation to self harm, and define clearly the interventions and steps that should be taken to support a young person that is self harm. The policy should inform the staff of what is expected of them, and be a document that helps staff to contain and respond to a situation fairly and responsibly with the best interests of the young person, in mind. If you would like more information, or to buy any of our products, you can do so by visiting our online shop: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/ Alternatively you can contact a member of the team by calling us on 0115 934 8445 or emailing info@harmless.org.uk.
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Harmless’ Range of Resources Around Self Harm are Available to Purchase on Our Online Store Posted on June 17, 2016 by Jack 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 awa...

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FREE Mental Health Community Workshop in Nottingham Posted 27/06/2016 16:40

Wednesday 6th July 2016 5:30pm – 7:30pm   This workshop is part of the Wellness in Mind Training Programme commissioned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City CCG.   To book onto this training, please email trainin...

Trying my hand at something different… Posted 22/06/2016 14:34

As well as delivering training nationally I also get to try my hand at many other projects within Harmless and a couple of weeks ago I got to do just that. Caroline Harroe, our CEO, and I worked with Nottingham University to help create...

Harmless’ Range of Resources Around Self Harm are Available to Purchase on Our Online Store Posted 17/06/2016 13:15

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...

In the News: The Teenagers who poison themselves… Posted 15/06/2016 16:25

Self poisoning is on the rise amongst young people. “It’s like my brain has two bits: the happy bit and the bad bit,” says 18-year-old Jasmine. “The bad bit keeps pushing until it takes over. You feel like you&#...