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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.

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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.


NSPCC chief executive: “We recognise the hard work of mental health professionals in trying to help young people get their lives back on track. However, too many children who need help are struggling to access support and treatment which can help them to recover. The Government’s upcoming Green Paper on mental health must urgently evaluate the early support systems available to young people to ensure that no child is left to suffer in silence.” Please click to read the full blog post below.


Survivors Day is a day when people affected by suicide loss can come together to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Please click below to read the full blog. http://www.harmless.org.uk/blog/today-is-international-survivors-of-suicide-loss-day.html


Harmless Drop-in Dates! Our sessions are friendly and welcoming. We create a relaxed atmosphere with approachable staff who provide important information explaining how our service can support you, your friends and family or a colleague. We can offer information or advice about any concerns you may have around self-harm. You will have the opportunity to meet Val our experienced and qualified therapist and Colin, our experienced and friendly Project Worker. Please click the link below for more: http://www.harmless.org.uk/blog/harmless-drop-in-dates.html

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Catch up Cafe 30/11/2017 10:30 - 11:30 Our sessions are friendly and welcoming. We create a relaxed at... NG7 7LJ, Beech Ave, Nottingham NG7 7LJ, UK (map)
Self Harm level 2 (intermediate) training 04/12/2017 10:30 - 17:30 Intermediate level self harm full day training - book via Harml... Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 7LJ (map)
Catch up Cafe 05/12/2017 16:00 - 17:00 Our sessions are friendly and welcoming. We create a relaxed at... NG7 7LJ, Beech Ave, Nottingham NG7 7LJ, UK (map)
Latest News
In the News today: The NSPCC is calling on the Government to shift the focus of children and young people’s mental health services towards early intervention Posted Tuesday 21st November 2017

More than 5,000 children in Derbyshire have been referred to specialist NHS mental health services in the last two years, the NSPCC has revealed. The NSPCC obtained new figures via a Freedom of Information request to NHS Trusts in England &

Why not spread some festive cheer with our premium quality Christmas cards, and help save lives while doing so! Posted Monday 20th November 2017

Harmless’ Christmas Cards are now on sale! Help support vital self harm and suicide prevention services by sending a festive card this holiday season! Send a card, save a life! Premium quality cards come in packs of 8 with 2 …

From Harm to Hope: Introducing the Speakers Posted Monday 20th November 2017

Claire Dixon Claire has been a specialist trainer with Harmless since November 2016. She previously coordinated and delivered healthy relationship work in secondary schools for domestic abuse prevention charity Equation. Claire volunteered