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Welcome to Harmless

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.


How social media affects mental health in young people Jeremy Hunt has recently warned companies like Facebook and Google that they face new laws relating to social media and young people, because social media exposes children to ‘harm’. But is it really as simple as that? If there’s one person who knows about young people’s mental health its campaigner and TES columnist Natasha Devon MBE. Ms Devon spends much of her time visiting schools and talking to young people about her experience. In her new book, A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental, An A-Z From Anxiety To Zero F**ks Given, there are whole chapters on the topic. She says: ‘I don’t think any reasonable person would contest that social media and smart phones are having a dramatic impact on how we think and behave. ‘I also believe the government could play a role in regulation by, for example, providing public health guidelines around screen time and social media exposure for both children and adults. Read the rest of this article at https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/15/how-social-mediaaffects-mental-health-in-young-people-7544674/


Warm weather predicted for Nottingham’s ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ 10k walking fundraiser! CLASP Charity raises awareness & support for those suffering the Stigma surrounding Mental illness & increase Suicide Prevention. CLASP have announced 7 ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ events from May to October 2018 (Mental Health Awareness Week to World Mental Health Day) in London, Nottingham, York, Brighton, Bristol, Norwich and Birmingham Nottingham’s ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ event is taking place on Sunday 27th May (bank holiday weekend) on Victoria Embankment. The event starts at 10am with the fundraising walk beginning at 11am along the ‘Big Track/Wheel’ on Victoria Embankment. Our team are incredibly excited to be hosting a stand at the event. If you’d like to find out more about our service the team will be happy to help. We will be able to tell you all about our work in the field of self harm and suicide prevention. If you’re interested in getting some support for yourself or someone that you are concerned about, then we want to answer your questions and help in any way we can. We also provide lots of other services: we deliver self harm and suicide prevention training, publish books and resources on the subjects, provide email support and work with schools. Come along to find out more. We are really looking forward to the day and hope to see lots of you there! ..don’t forget your suncream! https://www.claspcharity.com/menu-new/ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/walking-out-of-darkness-2018-10883871498 http://www.harmless.org.uk/blog/sunshine-predicted-for-10k-walking-out-of-darkness.html


Can you help? We are in desperate need of lockable filing cabinets for our service. With our growing service and all the money we raise or receive going directly to therapeutic support, we are unable to find the funds to buy the cabinets, so we are asking you all for help. The cabinets will be used by the team at our Harmless offices. Are you able to help us? Please give us a call at 0115 880 0280 or email info@harmless.org.uk if you can help. Thank you http://www.harmless.org.uk/blog/can-you-help-2.html

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How social media affects mental health in young people by Lucy Nichol via the Metro Posted Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Jeremy Hunt has recently warned companies like Facebook and Google that they face new laws relating to social media and young people, because social media exposes children to ‘harm’. But is it really as simple as that? If there’s one

Mental health and the unsung heroes Posted Tuesday 22nd May 2018

As last week was mental health week I wanted to shine a light on a group that are often forgotten in the battle for better mental health. A group that is very much in the trenches, who are taking the …

Sunshine predicted for 10k walking out of darkness! Posted Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Warm weather predicted for Nottingham’s ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ 10k walking fundraiser!   CLASP Charity raises awareness & support for those suffering the Stigma surrounding Mental illness & increase Suicide Pre