Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2017: 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 red link below. 

All applications must be submitted to no later than  Friday 24th February 2017. Any late submissions may not be considered.

Please click here to download our Sponsored Places Application Form

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



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.



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

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445

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