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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.

@PositivePracti1 now running #MHFAyouth courses.#Nottingham course £120pp.31/8-1/9.in house deliveries available. https://t.co/qbsbyLUe6S

@PSHEassociation now running #MHFAyouth courses.#Nottingham course £120pp.31/8-1/9.in house deliveries available. https://t.co/RweAcAewbN

**NEW course on offer. #MHFAyouth @MHFAEngland 31/8-1/9 £120 per place.Join us? Nottingham.Training@harmless.org.uk https://t.co/FrMOo7MUPp

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.


Have you emailed The Tomorrow Project and not received a reply? We're sorry - We have been having technical issues! It has come to our attention that emails sent to tomorrow@harmless.org.uk have not been reaching us. Unfortunately, this was due to a technical issue with the email address that have now been rectified. We would like to apologise to anyone who has tried to make contact but have not received a reply! If you have emailed us and not received a response, please email again. All our other accounts are working fine and have not experience any issues. The Tomorrow Project is a confidential, suicide support service offering support to those in suicide crisis and those bereaved and affected by suicide. If you require crisis or bereavement support, please use the details blow: For crisis support – crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk 0115 934 8447 – please note this number is not a 24hr help line and a project worker will respond within 1 working day For bereavement support - bereavement@tomorrowproject.org.uk 0115 934 8445


Could you help with the development of our new app? Are you someone who has experience of self-harm. Over the next week we need volunteers to test a self-help app that we are developing. We want to know whether it is easy to use and what recommendations you would make for changes? If you would like to volunteer a short amount of time to have a look at the app and fill in a quick survey about how it works and usability, then please let us know and we will be in touch within the week. Your support will enable us to make this a reality and help us to reach more people. Please contact us by emailing info@harmless.org.uk.


Did someone say national chocolate chip cookie day? 4th August marks National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and a day we are certainly in favour for. We decided to take a further look into this and found that baking is often associated with home comforts. Not only do we enjoy the process, it’s also a means of escape as we are just focussing on the activity at hand. Baking acts as a form of mindfulness, giving the mind breathing space and really does focus on self-care. This is without even mentioning eating all the delicious baked goods! What we also wanted to consider was the deeper, therapeutic effect baking has on our mental health, heres what we found… Previous winner of The Great British Bake Off, John Whaite says: “Baking helps lift my depression. It can’t cure it but it helps.” John was diagnosed with depression twelve years ago and explains that baking is a way to turn negative energy into something constructive. He found it an effective way to manage his condition. “When I’m in the kitchen, measuring the amount of sugar, flour or butter I need for a recipe or cracking the exact number of eggs – I am in control. That’s really important as a key element of my condition is a feeling of no control.” We often bake for people as an expression of love, whether to cheer them up, celebrate an occasion or ‘just because’ and because of this ‘baking’ takes on a more important meaning than just creating something tasty to eat – it becomes a means of communicating. At Harmless we love to bake! And we often do bake sales to support our life saving work. If you fancy coming on board and holding a bake sale we have a wonderful fundraising pack to support you. All you need to do is send us an email to info@harmless.org.uk

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Have you emailed The Tomorrow Project and not received a reply? We’re sorry – We have been having technical issues! Posted Thursday 17th August 2017

It has come to our attention that emails sent to tomorrow@harmless.org.uk have not been reaching us. Unfortunately, this was due to a  technical issue with the email address that have now been rectified. We would like to apologise to anyon

Could you help with the development of our new app? Posted Wednesday 16th August 2017

Are you someone who has experience of self-harm. Over the next week we need volunteers to test a self-help app that we are developing. We want to know whether it is easy to use and what recommendations you would make …

#WSPD Prevention Pathways: FREE Suicide prevention workshops Posted Friday 11th August 2017

Join us Friday 8th September for ‘The Story so far…’ CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE  At this event there will be free training workshops and you will have the opportunity to hear about the life saving work we have been doin