Self Harm Training – Thursday 5th December 2013

Our  ‘Introduction to Self Harm and Working with Self Harm’ days provide an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of professional arenas to attend and get a detailed overview of self harm and working with self harm. Although there is some opportunity for delegates to explore the impact upon them in their own professional arenas, the training is non-specific to a particular field.

Our training days cover:

  • What self harm is, and who it effects
  • What causes someone to self harm and some of the myths around self harm
  • What can be done to support and help people who self harm
  • Managing the impact of self harm as an individual and a workplace
  • Useful interventions for working with young people and promoting empowerment
  • Managing and assessing risk

The training is CPD certified and is delivered over the course of a day and will use a range of delivery methods. Price includes a resource/training pack for all participants.

For more information or to book a place, please email or visit our online store by clicking here 

Self harm training now available in our new training room

Over the past few years, Harmless has delivered self harm training and workshops to thousands of carers and professionals. We know that sometimes training can be enhanced when it is delivered away from your work place setting. As a result, Harmless has now launched its very own training room. Located on the 4th floor on the Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre, Nottingham, our new training facility has been designed to give organisations an opportunity to send its employees to a dedicated training environment and improve the learning experience.

Our flexible training packages can be designed for workplace specific needs. Whether this be to enhance skills and awareness or with a focus on a specific client group, Harmless can work with you to define a training package with learning outcomes designed to meet your needs.

Self harm is a complex issue and one which can prove problematic for all involved. Individuals who self harm range from diverse backgrounds and experiences and may disclose their self harm to a variety of individuals or services. We think it is important that the first point of call, whoever it may be, should be prepared so that they feel confident and competent in responding to individuals that self harm and are equipped with skills that can be used in intervention. In doing so, we believe it is possible to have a positive impact upon the health and well-being of those that self harm and can directly influence their recovery.

We also deliver bespoke packages of training throughout the UK, from team sizes of 5 up to groups of around 20. The training is presented by an experienced and qualified CPD registered trainer and price includes a resource/training pack for all participants.

More information about our training can be found on our website shop by clicking here. You can also email or phone 0115 9348445.

£1423 raised for self harm services

On Friday 11th October, Harmless held an evening of celebration to mark our 6th anniversary and raise some vital funds for our project. Since our launch in 2007, we have been helping people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to overcome their difficulties and move towards recovery by providing psychological support, advice and therapy. We have grown in stature and reputation, working closely with local people to ensure that people that are in distress get the help that they need to turn their lives around.

The night was a great success and we are happy to announce that we raised an amazing £1423. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, bought raffle tickets and donated prizes. Your support will make a difference by helping us save lives and continue to provide the important services we do.

Thank You For Supporting Self Harm and Suicide Services

Thank you to all those who bought raffle tickets to help support our Self Harm and Suicide services.

We are pleased to announce the winners:

0838 – Pizza Oven

0440 – Picnic Bag

0219 – Men’s Yves Saint Laurent Suit Carrier

0443 – Bistrot Pierre Meal Voucher

0598 – Table Lamp

0614 – FCUK Washbag

0681 – Just the Tonic Tickets

0733 – Wash bag

0598 – Tréson Midnight Rose Perfume

0207 – Hand Mixer

0221 – Peter Pan Pantomime Tickets

0653 – MP4 Player

0181 – Lee Rosy’s Tea Selection

0648 – Broadway Cinema Tickets

0658 – Bathroom Set

0706 – Notts County Tickets

0021 – White Post Farm Tickets

0624 – Ladies Speedo Set

0507 – Men’s Speedo Set

All the money raised goes directly towards helping us provide a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

Donate to Harmless Self Harm services and grow your tenner!

From today local giving will match fund any donations made through community pages. That means that any money donated up to £10 to Harmless or the Tomorrow Project will be doubled. They will also match 6 direct debit payments £10.

By donating to Harmless and the Tomorrow Project you can help keep vital self harm and suicide prevention services running.

Visit our local giving page to make a donation and help us keep supporting all those in need.

Self harm and suicide evening event huge success!

Last night the Harmless team hosted their annual celebration evening at the Riverbank in Nottingham. The event was held to mark Harmless’ 6th year of work in the field and celebrate the triumphs of our work in self harm and suicide prevention over the last 12 months.

The room was packed full of our colleagues and friends and to the live music of Hugh Gunningham, we toasted to all the successes and sorrows of our work. Featuring a short animation that was received well by the audience and discussion about our work, there was also laughter and tears of both joy and sadness.

Harmless is grateful to each and every person that came along and supported us, and to everyone that continues to believe in the work that we do; a wonderful evening to mark a hugely successful year!





Last chance for raffle tickets to support self harm services

Come on guys, we need to sell a few more raffle tickets before the draw this Friday. Tickets are £1 each or in books of £5. Please, please help us raise some extra cash to directly help people that need it. Some fab prizes to include:
• Table Lamp
• Bistro Pierre Meal Voucher
• MP4 Player
• Food Hand Mixer
• 2 Broadway Cinema Tickets
• Treson Midnight Rose Perfume
• Notts County Family Ticket
• Peter Pan Pantomime Tickets
• Just the Tonic Tickets
• Bathroom Set
• Pizza Oven
• Men’s Speedo Set
• Ladies Speedo Set
• White Post Farm Child passes
• Lee Rosy’s Tea Selection
• 3 x Bath Set
You can buy them from anyone involved in Harmless or by clicking here:

Facebook and Twitter: Help spread the word about our self harm services

Last week, Harmless passed the 500 likes mark on Facebook. The team are really pleased to have passed this number but we now look ahead to 1000 likes. Social media helps us inform people about the work we do and update everyone about what the organisation is doing. Please spread the word and share our page. Please click here to visit our Facebook page.

The Tomorrow Project is already well on its way to 1000 likes with 689. Again, please share our Facebook page and spread the word. Click here to visit our Tomorrow Project Page.

You can also follow Harmless on twitter clicking here, and The Tomorrow Project by clicking here.

22,000 Young People Treated For Self Harm

Statistics show that last year 22,000 teenagers and young people were treated in hospital for self harming last year.

An article in the Telegraph has highlighted a significant increase in young people turning to self harm as a coping mechanism and are “too often dismissed as attention seekers”.

Studies suggest that one in 12 teenagers has self-harmed. Earlier this week, official NHS guidance warned that thousands of children as young as five were suffering from depression, with 8,000 cases among the under 10s.

Read the full story here:

Harmless Relaunch Self Harm Drop In Services

Harmless will relaunch their drop in services on Wednesday 6th November 
This service is for anyone who would like support for either themselves or others. Our trained therapists will be on hand to offer information or advice about any concerns you may have or if anybody would like more information about the work and services that Harmless offers.Two drop in services will be available on a bi-monthly basis for young people aged 11-21 and adults aged 18+.

Drop in Dates:

  • Wednesday 6th November 14:30-15:30 – Adult drop in (Ages 18+)
  • Wednesday 4th December 14:30-15:30 – Young Person’s drop in (Ages 11-21)
  • Wednesday 8th January 14:30-15:30 – Adult drop in (Ages 18+)
  • Wednesday 5th February 14:30-15:30 – Young Person’s drop in (Ages 11-21)
  • Wednesday 5th March 14:30-15:30 – Adult drop in (Ages 18+)
  • Wednesday 2nd April 14:30-15:30 – Young Person’s drop in (Ages 11-21)

All drop ins will take place at the Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service building, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

If you would like further information please email