Harmless was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals. Harmless has 3 Directors and a broad range of staff
Caroline Harroe is a cofounder of Harmless and one of its Directors. Now working as the CEO she is also a qualified and accredited humanistic and CBT psychotherapist, delivering direct therapeutic help to people that self harm. Caroline overcame her own substantial experience of self harm and after many years of accessing mental health services, now dedicates her time to improving services for those that self harm. A passionate public speaker and independent accredited CPD trainer in the field of self harm and mental health Caroline speaks broadly about self harm in both an academic sector and user forum.
Amy Harroe co-founded Harmless and established the service in 2007, since that time remaining a service Director and working as part of the Management team as a strategic driver. Amy is responsible for maintaining the service focus and design, driving new projects to ensure that Harmless is representative, well-designed and sustainable. Amy experienced her own mental health difficulties and overcame these and uses this insight to support her work and passion for the subject area. She is involved in local and national initiatives that will both drive change for people that self harm on an academic and campaign level.
Darren Fox is a Director of the service and works as the Business Operations Manager working across many aspects of the service, Darren oversees many of the business activities of the organisation key for the sustainability of it’s approach.
The Clinical Team deliver a range of clinical and support services including counselling and psychotherapy, project work, crisis work and bereavement support. Our team currently includes, Colin, Val, Katie, Ana, Bevan, Kate & Alicja who work tirelessly for the good of their clients, working across age and gender.
The Training Team consisting of Sarah (team leader), Claire and Val, and supplemented by our associate trainers Wendy, Kayleigh and Carol deliver a range of CPD accredited courses on the issue of self harm, mental health, wellbeing and suicide across the whole of the UK.
The Business Team support the organisation achieve it’s outcomes and we have Office Manager, Jack and Social Engagement Officer, Chloe who support so many broad aspects of our work.
Harmless also has an advisory group, comprised of people who have personal and professional experience of self harm. The advisory group is consulted about developments with Harmless, and help us to develop a service that is responsive to what people need. Our key belief is in giving you a voice! We aim to have a fair representation of individuals from all backgrounds on the advisory group.