Tomorrow, representatives from Harmless will be attending the ‘self harm and suicidal behaviour in adolescence’ research day at the University of Bristol. The aim of the day is to showcase research, identify unsolved research questions, foster collaborations and share experiences.
The event will provide an important opportunity for our organisation to promote our work on a national level. A member of our team, Satveer, will be speaking at the event to talk about self harm from a service user perspective. As part of her presentation, Satveer will also inform professionals from across the country that our clinical interventions are not only effective, but that people who access our service show a statistically significant improvement in the rate and severity of self harm; hopefulness, life satisfaction and relationships; and active suicidal planning. This is something we are immensely proud about and we feel it is important people hear about it.
Although we are based in Nottingham, Harmless is not just a local project; we continue to positively influence the field of self harm on a national level. Attending conferences, such as the one tomorrow, gives us a platform to achieve our aims of becoming a leading voice in the field and ultimately changing the lives of people who access our service, regardless of location, for the better.