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Welcome to Harmless

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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.

RT @_smithy37: This time last year, one of the best people I have ever met took his own life. I don’t want anyone else to feel like that is…

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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.


Thank you to everyone who has helped us to tell the story of suicide in the UK through the anonymous survey into the Impact of Suicide in the UK. Please share the survey with others, and keep your responses coming! You are making a huge difference and your act of kindness will help inform the development of future services for those bereaved by suicide in the future. #supportaftersuicide #suicide Support After Suicide UK http://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/research/


The amazing Joanne will be trekking 580 miles in support of our life saving service. Training for this challenge has begun with a 10 mile trek through through Snowdonia and climbing to the top of Moel Siabod. The 580 mile challenge will be across Camino de Santiago where approx 20,000 pilgrims hike the Camino each year, all for their own reasons. Many searching for answers, wanting to find themselves or for the challenge its self. “Its my 40th Birthday on September 29th. To celebrate this turn of a decade, I'm hiking 580 miles starting from Biarritz to Santiago de Compostela. I will continue past this famous city and hike the final 80 miles to the coast. Pilgrims have been walking these routes for thousands of years all for different reasons; to form a spiritual path, for spiritual growth and increasing in popularity for the challenge of the hike. After reflecting on the last decade and being aware of how far I've come with my own mental health struggles in life, I knew I wanted to do this hike not only to celebrate the transition into my forties, but more so for a higher reason and to utilise this amazing opportunity I have to raise awareness about mental health. The charity and the cause id like to support along 'the way' is a wonderful charity based in the East Midlands called Harmless. They do incredible work towards self harm and suicide prevention. I attended a workshop ran by Harmless and resonated so much with the content, especially as several of the young people I was coaching at the time were struggling with self harm and suicide ideation. The knowledge and experience share by the trainer was invaluable to the way I adapted my coaching style and gave me the confidence to work with these sensitive issues. Id love to see more charities, organisations, schools have access to this training and information and help breakdown the stigma and shame associated with suffering from mental health issues and the feeling of not being able to ask for help, or more so, not knowing where to get access to help. I hope by sharing my journey of not only the Camino but also snippets of my own personal journey that this will raise awareness and perhaps give others hope. Jo 🌸🌏🏞” If you’d like to donate please click here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/jo-elcamino580milehike/


Learn more about our work, celebrate our triumphs and help us raise money to keep us driving services in the field of self harm and suicide prevention forwards. Our annual celebration is on Saturday 29th September 2018. Join us in what will be a wonderful evening and help us raise life saving money in the process. For tickets: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Harmless-Celebration-2018

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580 miles to save lives Posted Wednesday 18th July 2018

The amazing Jo will be trekking 580 miles in support of our life saving service. Training for this challenge has begun with a 10 mile trek through through Snowdonia and climbing to the top of Moel Siabod. The 580 mile …

Science shows that spending time outdoors can actually make you healthier. Posted Tuesday 17th July 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 cond

Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our Let’s Talk Training team? Posted Friday 13th July 2018

Harmless are pleased to offer these exciting opportunities to join our passionate team and help us save lives. We are looking for dynamic individuals, who are willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves.