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.
Harmless Blog: Being Safe Online: One of our therapists recently attended some training on how to keep safe on... https://t.co/ZrKX6LUpwA
@PHE_uk #selfharm conference on 1st March - please circulate https://t.co/xw0vj7440h https://t.co/N3HOspMHjM
@TimetoChange opening our forthcoming #selfharm conference-challenge stigma&swirl together to change services! https://t.co/esUMGgBCHO
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.
Being Safe Online One of our therapists recently attended some training on how to keep safe online. They wanted to share some of information with you that they thought might be helpful. The internet can be a magical place, but it is important that it is used safely. Everything you do online is captured forever. You wouldn’t leave your front door open to strangers, and so it is important to create a sensible password and use different password for each account. If you wouldn’t do it face to face, you shouldn’t do it online. You wouldn’t go up to a complete stranger and start a conversation. Remember not to say things online that you wouldn’t talk about in conversations with your family. Don’t be put under pressure to do something you don’t want to do. Ask yourself ‘Why am I doing this’? If someone cares about you they would not put you under pressure. Would you put this information on a notice board? Once it’s gone – it’s gone, and you can lose control of it. Think before you send and share. It could affect you or someone else. If you wouldn’t want your parents to see it, then don’t post it. Remember it you are under 18 years old. It’s illegal to take or share an indecent picture of yourself, or to look at or share someone else’s. If you are affected by bullying please talk to someone you can trust for help and support.
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Being Safe Online Posted on November 26, 2015 by Jack One of our therapists recently attended some training on how to keep safe online. They wanted to share some of information with you that they thought might be helpful. The internet can be a magical place, but it is important that it is used safel…
Self Harm Conference: From Harm to hope. 1st March 2016 £150 per delegate place* The theme of our launch event conference is empowering communities through collaboration. Harmless recognises that self harm effects 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: We are happy to confirm that Time to Change will be joining us at our 1st national self harm conference and will be providing the opening remarks. Associate Professor Dr Ellen Townsend from the University of Nottingham will also be joining us and will be sharing current findings from the DoH funded Listen Up! Project looking at self harm in looked after children and young people. Dr Christabel Owens, Senior Research Fellow from the University of Exeter, will be joining us to speak about children and young people’s experiences of accessing A&E and Karen Lascelles (Suicide Prevention Lead Nurse) and her team from Oxford NHS Team will be sharing their perspectives on brief interventions with those that self harm. Keith Waters, Clinical Advisor (Suicide Prevention) at East Midlands Academic Health Science Network will be joining us and speaking alongside our CEO, Caroline Harroe, who will be encouraging a diverse and engaging programme for professionals and carers interested in the field of self harm to learn and benefit from current thinking, information, best practice and advice. Marie Armstrong, Nurse Consultant to CAMHS (specialist self-harm team) will bring her expertise in working with young people that self harm and families and the programme is also extremely lucky to host our colleague Hayley Green from Write Minds, who will be running a spoken word workshop on the day to demonstrate the effectiveness of employing the arts in the treatment of self harm and mental health difficulties. Dr James Roe & Harriet Ball from the University of Nottingham will also be discussing the progress of their e-DASH: Depressions and self harm study. Workshops: Harmless – Sophie Allen: Building resilience – Brief interventions when working towards recovery. Harmless – Sarah Kessling: Risk Assessment and Intervention for high risk groups. Write Minds – Hayley Green: Unlocking the tales within: Explore the way writing and performance poetry can help give vulnerable people a voice. Anne Garland: Listening without prejudice: making psychological sense of self-harm within a cognitive-behavioural formulation. Marie Armstrong: The social context of young people and self-harm Dr Ellen Townsend: Psychological factors associated with self-harm and suicidality, and interventions that promote recovery, especially in young people. Self Injury Support: Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – how can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs? Keith Waters: Drawing from his experience on the NSPA, the multi-centre study for self harm & EMHSRN this workshop will demonstrate what we already know & demonstrate how existing data collected can help to inform responses Self Harm Focus Group: Be Involved! Public Engagement in Self Harm Focus Group. Hannah Heath: Co-creating a resource for the friends of those who self-harm: A collaborative enterprise. Pam Burrows: How to Feel Good…even on a bad day. Venue: The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre. For directions please click here Where can I find more information? If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445 *a limited number of discounted places for charities are available, please contact email@example.com for details.
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Self Harm Conference: From Harm to hope. 1st March 2016 Posted on November 25, 2015 by Jack £150 per delegate place* The theme of our launch event conference is empowering communities through collaboration. Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse…
Does you feel able to speak on our mental health films? Do you have experience of depression, anxiety, bipolar or psychosis? We will be finalising the contributors for the mental health films within the next few weeks. Filming to take place in Nottingham in the 7th and 8th of December. Please help us.
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One of our therapists recently attended some training on how to keep safe online. They wanted to share some of information with you that they thought might be helpful. The internet can be a magical place, but it is important that it is us...
£150 per delegate place* The theme of our launch event conference is empowering communities through collaboration . Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing ...
Men like me still feel ashamed to ask for help, and with NHS mental health services failing it’s no wonder. “Things like that don’t happen to people like me”. That’s what I’d told myself for years. What did I have to be depr...
Our next Harmless self harm drop in for Adult is Wednesday 25th October at 2pm – 3pm for adults aged 18 and over. Our trained therapist will be on hand to offer information or advice about any concerns you may have about self harm....