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Support at Harmless

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide.

Harmless was set up by people who understand these issues 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.

Self Harm & Suicide Prevention Services

Harmless now deliver a range of services and also deliver The Tomorrow Project. In the last ten years we have delivered contracted and funded work for a variety of providers, but are largely self-funded through the selling of training etc. This enables us to preserve long-term and compassionate help for all those that need us.

We provide drop-in, crisis café, short and long-term support and psychotherapy. Under The Tomorrow Project we additionally deliver suicide crisis and bereavement services.

For more information or to volunteer your time and fundraising skills to keep these vital services going, please contact us.

The Harmless Approach

We believe in hope and recovery. We place people with lived experience at the heart of our service, ensuring that we deliver a broad range of service options to meet a variety of needs. Working across age and gender we do our very best to surround the people we help with compassion and practical help and support.

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Harmless Workbook: Working Through Self Harm Harmless Workbook

Available in either electronic or hard copy, 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 Harmless DVD

Out of Harm's Way. 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.

For more information, or to find out how to buy our DVD, please follow this link.


You're invited to celebrate our 11th anniversary.... The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work, as we celebrate our 11th anniversary, and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Each year we spend time with friends and colleagues, celebrating the work that we have done and the lives that we have saved and the money we raise on the night goes directly back into our life saving services. The Date: Saturday 29th September 2018 The Venue: Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, NG11 6NB The Cost: £40.00 per head Or a table of 10 for £350 (£35 per head) The Event: Three course meal with raffle, silent auction, games & live music Dress Code: Smart The purpose: To raise enough money to save more lives! Please come along and join us in what will be a wonderful night, learn more about our work, celebrate our triumphs and help us to raise money to keep us driving services in the field of self harm and suicide prevention forwards. http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Harmless-Celebration-2018


Escaping to the woods, mountains or even your local park positively supports both your body and your mind. And psychologists and health researchers are finding more and more science-backed reasons we should spend time outside. Research conducted at the University of Essex showed that the colour green, such as that found on trees, grass and other plants in nature, makes exercise feel easier. The small study tested cyclists pedaling in front of green, grey and red images. Those exercising in front of the green showed less mood disturbances and reported that they felt lower exertion during their cycling. Most of us are aware that a quick walk around the block does wonders for the mind. But what a new study reveals is that if you want to come back with your brain power enhanced, the scenery en route really matters. Not only this…..as taking a stroll can also increase creativity. Research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that walking increases creative production. And while walking anywhere — whether through the woods or in town — is beneficial in that it prompts creativity. Spending time in nature has been shown to lower stress levels so what are we waiting for? Who’s joining us on a scenic walk?


“I’m honoured to announce I am currently shooting portraits for Harmless the tomorrow project creating a city wide display of images that will be shown on World Suicide prevention day 2018. I greatly respect the work they do and so I appreciate anyone who follows our Instagram @everyones.business to keep up to date with the project” – Thomas Griffiths, Photographer. We are incredibly excited to be working with photographer Thomas Griffiths on our World Suicide Prevention day exhibition. A photography project about suicide, whether you’ve faced your own suicidal thoughts/crisis, been bereaved by suicide or helped someone #thisisallofus We have created an Instagram feed sharing the stories of hope in the build up to our photography exhibition. Please follow everyones.business If you would like to take part please email info@harmless.org.uk with your contact details and a brief paragraph about your experiences. Please take a look at Thomas’ work: https://thomasgriffithsphotography.weebly.com/about-me.html

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Science shows that spending time outdoors can actually make you healthier. Posted Monday 18th June 2018

Escaping to the woods, mountains or even your local park positively supports both your body and your mind. And psychologists and health researchers are finding more and more science-backed reasons we should spend time outside. Resea

Thoughts from our photographer, Thomas Posted Friday 15th June 2018

“I’m honoured to announce I am currently shooting portraits for Harmless the tomorrow project creating a city wide display of images that will be shown on World Suicide prevention day 2018. I greatly respect the work they do and so R

The Tomorrow Project charity shop Posted Wednesday 13th June 2018

Our brand new pop up charity shop is up and running! Come and see! The small pop up shop is in our Harmless building foyer. Please pop in, take a look, bag a bargain and support our life saving service. …

Join us to celebrate 11 years of Harmless… Posted Tuesday 12th June 2018

  The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work, as we celebrate our 11th anniversary, and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Each year we spend time with friends and colleagues, 

Everyones business Posted Friday 8th June 2018

“The thought…the far off dream…of one day becoming a mother helped me find my way to recovery. I had given up for so long, written off as an ‘expected suicide’ but now I’m expecting my 4th and 5th children and …