Harmless and the Tomorrow Project supporting Health Care Professionals.

Representative from Harmless and the Tomorrow Project attended the National HealthWatch 2017 Conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre last week.

We were given the opportunity to talk to health and social care professional from across the country, raising awareness of the wonderful work that we do.

On our stand we provided information about the Crisis Support  and the Bereavement Care provided by the Tomorrow Project,  the specialist training provided by Let’s Talk Training   and  the therapeutic support provided to individuals who self harm, their friends, families and professionals.

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.

Feedback on self harm resources

Harmless offer a range of helpful and supportive resources for people who self harm, their friends and families, carers and professionals. These resources can be used to promote recovery, provide insight and help people move forward with their lives. The money we raise also goes directly towards helping us continue delivering our vital services.

Have you purchased any of our resources?

If you have purchased any of our self harm resources, please provide feedback via our website. The feedback we receive helps us to develop further resources that can be useful to individuals that self harm, their friends, families and professionals. It also helps others to decide which resource may be right for them.

We would really love to hear what you think so, if you have one of our resources, please let us know by following the links below:

To review the Out of Harm’s Way DVD, click here

To review the In Our Own Words book, click here

To review the Working Through Self Harm workbook, click here

To review our self harm policy guidance, click here

You don’t have to have purchased your product via the shop to review a product; if you have any of our resources regardless of where you got them from, you can add a comment.

When reviewing the products please consider:

  • How helpful was the product?
  • Did it help with recovery?
  • Did the resource match the description we provide about the product?
  • Was it value for money?
  • Would you recommend the product to anyone else?
  • What would you like to see included in future products?

Please note: You are not required to fill in your real name (unless you want to). You may prefer to use a pseudonym that doesn’t identify you or remain anonymous.

Keep up to date with our latest self harm and suicide prevention work

Want to keep up with the latest news from Harmless and the Tomorrow Project?

Why not sign up to our mailing list to receive details of upcoming events, self harm training and the work we deliver in the community around self harm and suicide prevention. By signing up to our mailing list you will receive weekly updates from the team, information about our training programme and what we can offer to you and your organisation. You will also be the first to find out about offers on our self harm resources from the online store harmless.org.uk/store.

To sign up to our mailing list please email info@harmless.org.uk with your name, email and what you are interested in.

Don’t forget, you can also keep up to date with our work by liking Harmless on Facebook (here), liking the Tomorrow Project (here) or following us on twitter @harmlessuk / @lifevssuicide

 

 

Harmless Self Harm Resources – Give Us Your Thoughts….

Many of you will be aware that Harmless currently sells a range of resources, including our workbook and DVD, that can be used by those that self harm to promote recovery and self reflection or by professionals and carers to enhance understanding, empathy and strategies that are helpful when supporting people who self harm.

In the upcoming months, Harmless are looking to introduce new self harm resources that people can buy and we would love to hear your thoughts about what you would like to see become available. Maybe a new DVD? Or a new workbook? Please let us know what you think should be included. Or perhaps another useful tool which you think would be helpful?

Please feel free to email info@harmless.org.uk and forward suggestions or leave us a message on our Facebook or Twitter pages. We look forward to hearing from you.

All our resources are available to buy via our online shop www.harmless.org.uk/store

Self harm resources special offer: Harmless workbook & Policy Document for £34.99 (SAVE £9.99)

You can now buy both our working with self harm workbook and policy document for £34.99 (SAVING £9.99).

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 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.

To buy this special offer for £34.99; please click here

To buy the workbook for £24.99; please click here

To buy the policy document for £19.99; please click here

Film about Harmless and an overview of our self harm services

Harmless have recently had a number of short films created to advertise the the work that we do in the field of self harm. This third film was created to promote Harmless and gives general information about our services.

Please take a look and share this link widely; let people know about our work.

Watch Self Harm Support and Information Video

Harmless have recently had a number of short films created to advertise the the work that we do in the field of self harm. This second film was created to promote our self harm information and support services and why it is important to have such help for people who self harm and/or their friends and family.

Please take a look and share this link widely; let people know about our work.

Have one of our self harm resources? Tell us what you think…

As many of you are aware, Harmless sells a variety of resources such as a DVD, workbook, book and other helpful products that help promote recovery and self belief to people who self harm and to enhance understanding for those who support them. The money we raise also goes directly towards helping us continue delivering our vital services .

Our new website shop allows those who own our resources to review them and let others know about their experiences of using the product. Currently we have no comments on any of our products and we would really love to hear what you think.You don’t have to have purchased your product via the shop to review a product; if you have any of our resources regardless of where you got them from, you can add a comment.

Please rate our products and consider: How helpful was the product? Did it help with recovery? Did the resource match the description we provide about the product? Was it value for money? Would you recommend the product to anyone else? What would you like to see included in future products?

To review our DVD click here

To review our Book click here

To review our Workbook click here

Please note: You are not required to fill in your real name (unless you want to). You may prefer to use a pseudonym that doesn’t identify you or remain anonymous.

 

Do you have any of our self harm resources/products? Please help.

Please help… be the first to add a comment on our website shop.

As many of you are aware, Harmless sells a variety of resources such as a DVD, workbook, book and other helpful products that help promote recovery and self belief to people who self harm and to enhance understanding for those who support them. The money we raise also goes directly towards helping us continue delivering our vital services .

Our new website shop allows those who own our resources to review them and let others know about their experiences of using the product. Currently we have no comments on any of our products and we would really love to hear what you think.You don’t have to have purchased your product via the shop to review a product; if you have any of our resources regardless of where you got them from, you can add a comment.

Please rate our products and consider: How helpful was the product? Did it help with recovery? Did the resource match the description we provide about the product? Was it value for money? Would you recommend the product to anyone else? What would you like to see included in future products?

You can add a comment by simply visiting our shop www.harmless.org.uk/store and locating the product you would like to review. Next to the picture and under the price is a review section which says ‘write a review.’ Please note: You are not required to fill in your real name (unless you want to). You may prefer to use a pseudonym that doesn’t identify you or remain anonymous.

Thank you for your continued support of Harmless and our service. We closed over the Easter break until Tuesday 2nd April but hope you all have a nice break.