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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.

@Fusion_TSA great to hear it was such a success!

@davidwynjones @pbearneITV @ITVCentral @bmj_latest think it’s always been happening but social media >our awareness & may add to pressure

RT @samyarwood89: More girls aged 13 to 16 are seeking help for self harm than ever before - why? @HarmlessUK @OfficialUoM

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.


Harmless appear in national news Harmless have appeared in numerous news stories surrounding the sharp rise in recent reported cases of self harm in young girls aged 13-16. A few of our clients and our CEO, Caroline Harroe, have taken part in various national news stories around this recent statistic. Yesterday we filmed a piece for Sky News which has featured on the Sky News channel and online at various times throughout today. You can watch this news story at this link: http://news.sky.com/video/girls-self-harming-more-due-to-social-media-11087600 We have also been filming today for ITV national news which was broadcast on today’s lunchtime news bulletin. This story will also feature on ITV Central News at 6pm this evening. Make sure you tune in!


A word on the national press coverage from Claire, our trainer. I am so proud of working for Harmless. In the wake of the recently-published research from the University of Manchester on the increase of self-harm in young people, especially young women, the last couple of days have brought along interviews galore. I’m so pleased that people are paying attention and taking an interest in self harm awareness and prevention. If you’re interested, here are links to some of the media work our team have done in the last few days: Sky News video: http://news.sky.com/video/girls-self-harming-more-due-to-social-media-11087600 BBC News article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41671060 BBC Radio Nottingham interview (2.07.50 onwards): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05h5rcy Manchester Evening News article: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/teenage-girls-self-harming-manchester-13782011 We were also on ITV’s lunchtime news and will be on itv central this evening.


Our CEO is heading off to speak on BBC Radio Nottingham at 2pm. She will be talking about the experiences she has had that led her to the field and the work that Harmless are doing in the field of self harm.

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Harmless appear in national news Posted Thursday 19th October 2017

Harmless have appeared in numerous news stories surrounding the sharp rise in recent reported cases of self harm in young girls aged 13-16. A few of our clients and our CEO, Caroline Harroe, have taken part in various national news …

A word on the national press coverage from Claire, our trainer Posted Thursday 19th October 2017

I am so proud of working for Harmless. In the wake of the recently-published research from the University of Manchester on the increase of self-harm in young people, especially young women, the last couple of days have brought along intervi

National news tomorrow Posted Wednesday 18th October 2017

Keep your eye out for us across the media tomorrow… from morning news onwards we will be speaking about self harm and young people and discussing what we think needs to happen to drive change.  Tune into Sky news from …