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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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.
Changes to upcoming drop-in session Due to unforeseen circumstances, Harmless have rearranged the upcoming drop in for young persons. This drop-in was due to take place on Friday 15th July 2016, but has now been rescheduled to take place on: Wednesday 20th July 2016: 3:30pm – 4:30pm This session is for young persons aged up to 21 years. Our sessions are friendly and welcoming. Our approachable staff create a friendly and inviting atmosphere, offering a friendly face and provide information about our services. You will have the opportunity to meet Val our experienced and qualified therapist and Colin, our experienced and friendly Project Worker. We provide services for anyone and not just for those who self harm. If you have concerns about someone else such as a family member or a colleague then feel free to join us. Please feel free to bring along someone who you can trust such as a friend if this makes you feel more at ease. All drop in sessions will take place at the Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service Building, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB (Opposite House of Fraser) If you have trouble finding us please call on 0115 9348445 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Changes to upcoming drop-in session Posted on July 14, 2016 by Jack Due to unforeseen circumstances, Harmless have rearranged the upcoming drop in for young persons. This drop-in was due to take place on Friday 15th July 2016, but has now been rescheduled to take place on: Wednesday 20th July 2016: ...
In Control – a consultation on regulating spending in periods of poor mental health 93% of people with mental health problems say they spend more in periods of poor mental health. A consultation paper has been published (which can be found via the link below) which sets out the psychological drivers of increased spending and explores a range of possible solutions, along with a series of questions to which we invite those with expertise in financial services, retail and mental health to respond. The paper suggests that one of many reasons people with mental health problems often end up in financial difficulty is because they struggle to control their spending when unwell. The vast majority of higher spending could be categorised by the term ‘crisis spending’. We define this as spending behaviour which: Occurs during a period of poor mental health. Is motivated by emotional or psychological needs and processes, rather than material need. Causes some form of financial detriment – including debt, debt crisis, or savings depletion. To read more, and to download the consultation paper, please visit this website: http://www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/in-control/
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In Control – a consultation on regulating spending in periods of poor mental health Posted on July 13, 2016 by Jack 93% of people with mental health problems say they spend more in periods of poor mental health. A consultation paper has been published (which can be found via the link below) which se...
Mental health and Language: Kanye West slammed for using word ‘spaz’ in new song by disability charity Kanye West has been criticised for using the word spaz during his rap on Four Five Seconds, which sees him collaborate with Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney. – Mirror, February 2015 The lyric is: “Then I heard you was talkin’ trash, hold be back I’m ‘bout to spaz How often have you found yourself or heard someone using terms like: “Feeling a bit crazy today” “They are off their rockers” “Watch that one they are a complete and utter psycho” “I’m a little bit OCD” “Lost my marbles” Language is a huge part of our lives and yet I wonder how much time do we really give to thinking about what we are saying? Many of the phrases above have become every day lingo and have no real intention to cause harm or offense to anyone. However, are we being as neutral as we think we are? Many of these expressions dismiss the true anguish and distress that 1 in 4 of us will experience. Now if we take a worldwide role model, in this example Kayne West. What does it say when he decides to use a word such as Spaz? What message does this suggest to his fans? Just because he is comfortable using this word does it mean the rest of the world is? And even though his explanation for the word might differ from the original definition, how can we ever been sure that everyone agrees with this new definition or is even aware of it? The fact is stigma isn’t something that ONLY affects the ignorant and arrogant, we all stigmatise! As a result we ALL need to be more aware of the language we use, their origins and the stereotypes they hold. Most importantly we should ALL be aware the impact language can have on others. What are your thoughts? Why not share your view on our Twitter, Facebook, or blog page?
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Mental health and Language: Kanye West slammed for using word ‘spaz’ in new song by disability charity Posted on July 11, 2016 by Jack Kanye West has been criticised for using the word spaz during his rap on Four Five Seconds, which sees him collaborate with Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney. – Mirror,...
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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...
Harmless would like to invite you to contribute to our blog. Our blog is important to us because it helps us convey a range of issues around self harm and suicide to the public. It helps us reach people in distress and promote better unde...
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The support services that we offer to people in crisis is a vital aspect of our work and yet we don’t have ongoing funding for much of this work. Much of our crisis and therapeutic work is in need of supporters and fundraisers to enabl...