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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Last few days to book on our #selfharm conference on #siad2017 Hear Pam talking about the workshop she's hosting https://t.co/UHEQWUfKop
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.
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.
Harmless & Tomorrow Project team attend the Towards Zero Suicide Conference in Birmingham Some of the Harmless and Tomorrow Project team attended the Towards Zero Suicide conference in Birmingham yesterday. We have heard from a huge range of speakers from so many different backgrounds, including Dr Rebecca Martinez, a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS, Philipa Smith from the British Transport Police, and Clare Dickens with Stuart Guy from Connecting with People. This mornings speakers have encouraged delegates to think critically about how we discuss and define suicide – as you can imagine, to understand suicide we must be able to speak about it on the same level, regardless of our relationship to suicide whether experienced professionally or personally. What’s become clear from the wide range of speakers is that the topic of suicide permeates across all professions both here in the U.K. and internationally. With this is mind, I feel that conferences and events like this are essential not only to inform people of the current thinking around it, but it brings delegates from all different backgrounds with so much different experience together to try and make those connections between the personal, professional and academic. Arguably, to fully tackle the issues of suicide and self harm, these three disciplines must work in alignment rather than in opposition. With that said, the conference has really excited me for the national self-harm conference Harmless is holding on the 1st of March – this coming Wednesday! We do have some places remaining for the day, with an incredible wealth of speakers coming and workshops being held. We hope to see you there!
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Some of the Harmless and Tomorrow Project team attended the Towards Zero Suicide conference in Birmingham yesterday. We have heard from a huge range of speakers from so many different backgrounds, including Dr Rebecca Martinez, a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS, Philipa Smith from the British Tra...
Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2017: Free sponsored places now available! FREE SPONSORED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE We have now secured sponsorship from our Community Champions – Nottingham City Transport for three free places to our conference on 1st March 2017 and are now inviting applications for these free places. If you would like to attend our conference in one of these free places, you will need to complete an application form which you can download using the link below. All applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 24th February 2017. Any late submissions may not be considered. Please note that the submission of this form does not guarantee you a free place. All applications will be considered by Harmless management and you will be informed if you have been successful. If you do not hear back from us, please assume you have not been successful. Self Harm Conference: From Harm to Hope Wednesday 1st March 2017 Usual Price £150 per delegate place What is the purpose of the conference? The theme of this year’s conference is understanding and change. Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work. This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience. The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base, including young people and adults. Our conference is themed around five strategic areas: Collaborative partnership, Service user representation, Effective practice, Driving change, Overcoming stigma and discrimination. Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm. Confirmed Speakers Professor Rory O’Connor Professor Ellen Townsend Dr Ann John Harriet Bickley Workshops Caroline Harroe (Harmless) Clinical Skills Masterclass Sophie Allen (Harmless) Understanding Recovery: Impact our Attitudes and Ethos have on Effective Recovery Rates Sarah Kessling (Harmless) Exploring possible online interventions, which help support self harm and the wider implications. Claire Dixon (Harmless) Propamanda: self harm and men (breaking the stigma) Ruth Coward Telling our stories: A gift to ourselves and future generations – Challenging stigma and affecting change. Dr Hannah Heath Listening to quieter voices: Understanding and meeting the needs of friends. Lindsey Barrett Distress tolerance and coping in a crisis. Pam Burrows Looking After Yourself too. Marie Armstrong Using a Narrative Approach to Re-Story Issues of Trust Fiona Macaulay Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – How can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs? Papyrus UK Introduction to supporting young people who self harm. Venue The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre, located on Nottingham Trent Universities City Campus. Where can I find more information? If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email email@example.com. Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445
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Silent Auction: 2x X Factor Live Tour Tickets for 23rd Feb 2017 We have been fortunate enough to receive TWO additional X-Factor Live show tickets!!!! The live show is on Thursday 23rd Feb 2017 and we are hosting a SILENT AUCTION. To be involved all you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your bid. *Auction ends 22/02/17 at 5pm* All the money raised goes directly towards helping us provide a range of services including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm and/or have suicidal thoughts, their friends and families and professionals. Event details: The X Factor Live Tour 2017 Thursday 23rd Feb 2017, 18:30 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, The National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA
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Our intern, Leanne, is raising money for Harmless by taking part in a sponsored sky dive. “I’m Leanne Moulton I have recently started my internship at Harmless . After working closely with the harmless team I’ve gained a true...
Some of the Harmless and Tomorrow Project team attended the Towards Zero Suicide conference in Birmingham yesterday. We have heard from a huge range of speakers from so many different backgrounds, including Dr Rebecca Martinez, a consulta...
FREE SPONSORED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE We have now secured sponsorship from our Community Champions – Nottingham City Transport for three free places to our conference on 1st March 2017 and are now inviting applications for these free pl...
Caroline Harroe CEO summing up what Harmless is all about. To learn more about how Harmless can help you or someone you know email: email@example.com ...