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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.


Can we borrow your best cheering voices? As part of the #CheerForGood campaign partnership between Neighbourly and Starbucks, supporting local community organisations. There are 120 charities across the UK competing for 2K. The top 30 charities who #Cheer the loudest will win a grant of 2K!!! For a small charitable organisation (only 16 of us!) this is a HUGE amount of money. For an idea how huge… £25 is the cost of one therapeutic session that could save someone’s life. To help us win please like, share, post, re tweet, Tweet and comment! Any social media activity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Neighbourly will increase our cheer score! The more people supporting us the more lives are saved. So if you believe in saving lives please cheer for us! #CheerForGood #HarmlessUK #Nottingham


Harmless are here for you Christmas is just around the corner and for many of us, ‘tis the season to be merry. This isn’t the case for everyone. Aside from the cold and dark months of winter having a physical effect on our bodies and brains, this time of the year can be difficult for people for a variety of reasons. If you celebrate Christmas there are the obvious financial and gift pressures, which can be incredibly real, for some of us more than others. It’s also naturally a time for reflection, as the year draws to a close and we think about what the year has brought for us, and those around us. Perhaps we’re not as close to our families as we’d like, maybe we don’t have the same kind of family relationships as others. We can compare our situations to “idyllic” ones and can feel guilty, sad, isolated, or worse. Maybe we’ve lost people in our lives or have had a particularly challenging year. Christmas is about love, giving, celebrating with those closest to us. This isn’t always easy. Here at Harmless, we know that life can be hard. Mental ill health and suicidal thought don’t magically disappear just because Santa is on his way. This being said, many of us can prepare, emotionally, for what we might know will be a hard time of the year. What can be even more difficult than Christmas is the New Year. January and February can be really tough. Our Christmas spirit has been put away for another 12 months, and we are all faced with another fresh year. Suicide rates are higher just after Christmas than they are during the festive period – people can feel blue, particularly as the winter just keeps on going. Please know that Harmless are here for you. Our clinical team are experts in supporting people through periods of distress. No matter who is in your life, please remember that we are here and we truly care. We want to continue to support everyone who comes to our service, and if you want to help us, you can vote for us in the Cheer For Good campaign. This will give us the chance to win a grant of £2000, which would help us continue to save lives. To vote, please create a Twitter or Facebook post with the following: #CheerForGood and @HarmlessUK. Seasons greetings from us all xx


Save a life, Cheer for Harmless! As part of the #CheerForGood campaign partnership between Neighbourly and Starbucks, supporting local community organisations. There are 120 charities across the UK competing for 2K. The top 30 charities who #Cheer the loudest will win a grant of 2K!!! For a small charitable organisation (only 16 of us!) this is a HUGE amount of money. For an idea how huge… £25 is the cost of one therapeutic session that could save someone’s life. To help us win please like, share, post, re tweet, Tweet and comment! Any social media activity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Neighbourly will increase our cheer score! The more people supporting us the more lives are saved. So if you believe in saving lives please cheer for us! #CheerForGood #HarmlessUK #Nottingham

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Can we borrow your best cheering voices? Posted Monday 18th December 2017

As part of the #CheerForGood campaign partnership between Neighbourly and Starbucks, supporting local community organisations. There are 120 charities across the UK competing for 2K. The top 30 charities who #Cheer the loudest will win a

How to help someone who is struggling this Christmas Posted Monday 18th December 2017

Christmas isn’t always an easy time and at Harmless we recognize this and want to make sure everyone feels confident in how to support someone who may be struggling, particularly over the festive period.   Let the person know you 

Harmless are here for you Posted Sunday 17th December 2017

Christmas is just around the corner and for many of us, ‘tis the season to be merry. This isn’t the case for everyone. Aside from the cold and dark months of winter having a physical effect on our bodies and …