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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.


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


A big thank you to Children In Need from Harmless for funding our young people self harm and suicide prevention support services. Tonight (Friday 16th November 2018) sees the return of BBC Children in Need’s appeal show – an annual event which looks to raise money that will be used to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK. The show kicks off with a performance from the cast of the West End musicals School of Rock and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, before the The Children’s Choir sing The Greatest Showman hit A Million Dreams in unison with children’s choirs across the nation in moving scenes. Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc then take the reins, overseeing a performance from the EastEnders cast putting on a spectacle in Albert Square – including Jessie Wallace belting out Frozen’s Let It Go. Little Mix, Alfie Boe and Sheridan Smith will also be on hand to give some Children in Need project workers a surprise as well as much more! Here is a short testimony written by a young person who has received support services from Harmless funded by CIN: “Joining Harmless a few month ago, I couldn’t speak about my feelings, but with all the support I have had I am back to the person I wanted to be. Everyone has been absolutely amazing and helped me get through every hurdle and difficulty that has come my way. I have learnt different types of stress relief techniques and how to deal with stress in any situation. Brilliant team and I’m lucky and thankful for everything they have done for me.” Everyone at Harmless would like to thank Children in Need and their wonderful team for the continued support that they have given to us and the children and young people that access our support service(s). We wish everyone all the best and hope that they have another record breaking evening. To view an animation created by BBC Children in Need and Harmless, please click Bronwyn’s Story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GERqtCFtHs&feature=youtu.be Watch the Appeal Show across BBC1 and BBC2 from 7:30pm on Friday 16th November You can donate to Children in Need by clicking here https://mydonatetelethonsappeals.bt.com/donate/cin2018/index.html To learn more about our self harm support services, please contact Harmless by emailing info@harmless.org.uk http://www.harmless.org.uk/blog/a-big-thank-you-to-children-in-need-from-harmless-for-funding-our-young-people-self-harm-and-suicide-prevention-support-services-2.html


New Training Dates: Book now! New training dates released: - Self Harm & Suicide Prevention Training on 6th December 2018 - Mental Health Training on 12th February 2019 - Self Harm Training on 11th March 2019 To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/harmless-lets-talk-training-14795237737?fbclid=IwAR20O_S-fF41K2Jf7OGt0o_vHqGbVkfD5wFpqG4ZgkPfXUZfQ3gJAI4IDrI For more info please contact training@harmless.org.uk or phone 0115 880 0281

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A big thank you to Children In Need from Harmless for funding our young people self harm and suicide prevention support services. Posted Friday 16th November 2018

Tonight (Friday 16th November 2018) sees the return of BBC Children in Need’s appeal show – an annual event which looks to raise money that will be used to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the …

New Training Dates: Book now! Posted Friday 16th November 2018

New training dates released: – Self Harm & Suicide Prevention Training on 6th December 2018 – Mental Health Training on 12th February 2019 – Self Harm Training on 11th March 2019   To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.u

New Training Dates: Book now! Posted Thursday 15th November 2018

New training dates released! To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/harmless-lets-talk-training-14795237737 For more info please contact training@harmless.org.uk or phone 0115 880 0280

From Harm to Hope, Friday 1st March 2019 Posted Wednesday 14th November 2018

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

Book Now: Level 2 Intermediate Mental Health Training Posted Wednesday 14th November 2018

  Level 2: Intermediate Mental Health Training Nottinghamshire 12th February 2019 – 9:30-16:30 7Hrs CPD £85* per delegate Email: training@harmless.org.uk