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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.

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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.

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Bronwyn tells us her story and how one of our projects, Harmless helped change her life #mentalhealthawarenessweek

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Harmless’ Range of Resources Around Self Harm are Available to Purchase on Our Online Store Harmless offer a range of helpful and supportive resources for people who self harm, their families, friends, carers and professionals. These resources can be used to raise awareness, provide insight, promote recovery and help people move forward with their lives. All of the money we raise through the sales of our resources goes directly towards helping us continue delivering our vital services. Out of Harm’s Way: Harmless DVD Out of Harm’s Way is a DVD is a resource that can be used by people that self harm, to promote recovery and self belief. It can also be used by professionals or carers to enhance understanding, empathy and strategies that are helpful when supporting people that self harm. Through the eyes of those with first hand experience, we will examine the nature of self harm, distress, and recovery. “This DVD has helped me so much. I have struggled to understand my son’s self harm but even this short trailer has given me more empathy and willingness to understand. For the first time – something hopeful about self harm!” In the DVD, we speak to Jenny, Mark, Fiona and Satveer who have personal experience of self harm and whose courage in speaking out has enabled them to discuss their experiences on film. In Our Own Word’s Book In Our Own Words’ aims to promote insight and understanding of self harm. The book contains words and images that have been generated by people whose lives have been touched by self harm; through personal experiences, or by knowing and working with those who have struggled. In spring 2009 Harmless recruited a team who formed the editorial group for this project. These people had their own stories relating to self harm and were brought together to shape the journey of this book. This was an exercise to create a book that would be useful and inspiring, challenging stigmas and stereotypes. It also provided an opportunity for those who have had their own personal battles to be involved in a project that could change perceptions and reach out to others. Harmless Workbook 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. The workbook provides a series of activities to work through to help the individual to start to reflect upon their ways of coping, and to begin to manage these differently. The workbook is not a substitute for counselling or therapy, but it is designed to help naturally promote some of the insight that can be helpful to help people move forwards in their life. The belief behind the book is that by promoting awareness, insight and resilience amongst people that self harm, they can start to cope differently, or feel better. Self Harm Policy Guidance The purpose of a policy on self harm should be to uphold best practice in relation to self harm, and define clearly the interventions and steps that should be taken to support a young person that is self harm. The policy should inform the staff of what is expected of them, and be a document that helps staff to contain and respond to a situation fairly and responsibly with the best interests of the young person, in mind. If you would like more information, or to buy any of our products, you can do so by visiting our online shop:http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/ Alternatively you can contact a member of the team by calling us on 0115 934 8445 or emailing info@harmless.org.uk.
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Harmless’ Range of Resources Around Self Harm are Available to Purchase on Our Online Store Posted on May 19, 2016 by Jack Harmless offer a range of helpful and supportive resources for people who self harm, their families, friends, carers and professionals. These resources can be used to raise awar...

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Harmless training… As a Specialist Trainer for Harmless and a passionate supporter of personal growth I am consistently promoting and endorsing the importance of training. Learning and development is a vital part to any organisation however, training takes both time and money resulting in excuses like, “We are too busy to learn something new right now.” Or, “We just don’t have the money to pay for training.” Another reason why organisations often neglect training employees is because of past training experiences. Perhaps training was delivered poorly, or the topics just didn’t help. As a result organisations often don’t want to take future risks. However, not training your employees also comes at a cost. Here are six reasons untrained employees can end up costing you more than trained ones. 1) Untrained employees mean unhappy employees 2) Untrained workers have a low production value 3) Untrained workers are inefficient 4) Lost time or money due to mistakes 5) An increase in miscellaneous expenses (due to mistakes) 6) Lost customers/clientele Having a trained workforce means your workers are learning new skills that can enhance working practice, cut time spent in creation of your product (or service), reduce production costs, reduce mistakes, build confidence in your workforce, and create a better working environment. An investment in your employees’ skill sets is an investment in your company. When everyone gets better, everyone gets better. Let’s Talk Training is the training operating arm of Harmless and out ethos is to work in partnership with your organisation to deliver bespoke packages to a high standard. We want to equip everyone with the skill and confidence to respond to someone in distress. Speak to a member of our training team for more details at training@harmless.org.uk Or why not book onto our next in house training… 22nd June Full day course: Adult focused Introductory session to Self harm
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Harmless training… Posted on May 18, 2016 by Jack As a Specialist Trainer for Harmless and a passionate supporter of personal growth I am consistently promoting and endorsing the importance of training. Learning and development is a vital part to any organisation however, training takes both time an...

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Harmless’ Range of Resources Around Self Harm are Available to Purchase on Our Online Store Posted 19/05/2016 10:56

Harmless offer a range of helpful and supportive resources for people who self harm, their families, friends, carers and professionals. These resources can be used to raise awareness, provide insight, promote recovery and help people mov...

Harmless training… Posted 18/05/2016 14:05

As a Specialist Trainer for Harmless and a passionate supporter of personal growth I am consistently promoting and endorsing the importance of training. Learning and development is a vital part to any organisation however, training takes ...

Get you tickets to our annual celebration event, Friday 7th October 2016! Posted 16/05/2016 14:55

We invite you to join us in an evening of celebration Friday 7th October 2016 To book your place, please follow this link: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Harmless-Celebration-2016  The Venue: Park Plaza Hotel, 41 Mai...