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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.

RT @suicideresearch: So pleased to hear that #ClarkCarlisle is safe. We took part in a panel on Wed & his contribution was incredible; so…

RT @lifevssuicide: Important to refer to when reporting #suicide @Nottingham_Post @nottspolice https://t.co/Q9YK4UTLuV

RT @LucyMorley1: Ellen Townsend talking about the Listen up Project at #capfac2017 #lookedafterchildren @HarmlessUK https://t.co/cO9BV0jlW6

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.


This beautiful #lovelockscarf arrived at Harmless recently in the most wonderful & thoughtful wrapping Pattern designer Clare, from Sister Mountain, developed a knitting pattern to sell to raise money for us after losing her friend to suicide. The scarf will mark her friend’s life and we hope that by celebrating her life we can offer hope to others who are struggling. All of the proceeds from pattern sales of the Lovelock scarf will be donated to Harmless. We were chosen by the bereaved family as we are an organisation where all proceeds go directly towards saving lives, so that no one else faces such a tragic loss. The lovelock scarf is both tragic and hopeful, and a simple way that we can pass on the love and warmth of an item of clothing to people feeling lost and alone and desperate whilst raising hope, awareness end funds for our vital work. https://www.sistermountain.com/blog/introducing-lovelock – blog post on the knitting pattern “I like to think of the Lovelock scarf as a hug to someone who needs it: a physical act of wrapping yourself or someone you care about in love. By purchasing this scarf pattern, not only will you be able to knit something comforting and beautiful for yourself (knitting is most definitely self-care, don’t you agree?) but you will also be helping Harmless to provide comfort to those who desperately need it”.


Fancy winning some awesome prizes? Now selling raffle tickets, prizes include: Meal vouchers, Cath Kidston bag & goodies, Pudding pantry vouchers and tonnes more... £1 a ticket. £5 a book. Help save lives! If you fancy taking some to sell, your help is welcomed.


East Leake Catch up Café Cancelled! We were scheduled to hold a Catch up Café on Friday 22nd September 2017 at 10am in our East Leake office! Unfortunately, this has been cancelled! We are really sorry about this and we are hoping to get new dates set as soon as we can! If you would like to find our more information about our service or would like to refer in, please call or email us on: 0115 934 8445 crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk bereavement@tomorrowproject.org.uk

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Harmless 10th Anniversary Celebration Event 07/10/2017 19:00 - 00:00 Tickets cost £40, visit our online shop to book... Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, Nottingh (map)
Mental Health level 2 (intermediate) training 16/10/2017 09:30 - 16:30 Intermediate level mental health full day training - book via H... Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 7LJ (map)
Self Harm level 3 (advanced) training 09/11/2017 10:30 - 17:30 Advanced level self harm full day training - book via Harmless... Lincoln - venue TBC (map)
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This beautiful #lovelockscarf arrived at Harmless recently in the most wonderful & thoughtful wrapping Posted Thursday 21st September 2017

Pattern designer Clare, from Sister Mountain, developed a knitting pattern to sell to raise money for us after losing her friend to suicide. The scarf will mark her friend’s life and we hope that by celebrating her life we can …

Training sessions to break the stigma around self harm Posted Tuesday 19th September 2017

Last week Harmless welcomed 12 lovely delegates for a full day of self harm awareness training. All 12 work with young people, and the training generated a lot of discussion around how we best support children who are struggling with …

East Leake Catch up Café Cancelled! Posted Monday 18th September 2017

We were scheduled to hold a Catch up Café on Friday 22nd September 2017 at 10am in our East Leake office! Unfortunately, this has been cancelled! We are really sorry about this and we are hoping to get new dates …