Self harm and suicide prevention starts here

The theme of our 3rd annual conference is self harm and suicide prevention starts here.

Thursday 1st March 2018.

Harmless recognises that self harm and suicide 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 new 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.

Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

·         Collaborative partnership,

·         Service user representation,

·         Effective practice,

·         Driving change &

·         Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

£150 per delegate place*


2 delegate places for £200*


Click HERE for more info and to book tickets.

Why not come along to our self harm conference?

From Harm to Hope

Nottingham Conference Centre


Do you have an interest in learning more about self harm?

Do you want to opportunities to connect with lead academics and professionals?

Do you want to raise awareness and reduce stigma around self harm?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then I believe our National Self harm Conference just might be for you.

1st March is Self harm Awareness day and in line with this we run a National conference, which gathers lead academics from all over the country to come speak. 

This year we are privileged to hear from:

Professor Louis Appleby, who leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England.

Sarah Kessling (Harmless) – Effective risk assessment and safety planning.

Claire Dixon (Harmless) – Self harm and suicide: The missing link.

Mental Health Today – Supporting people living with suicidal thoughts.

Pam Burrows – Does your organisation have a C.A.R.E. culture or a SCARE culture? An introduction to the C.A.R.E. model for a developing a sustainable wellbeing culture in your organisation.

Naomi Watkins & Alex Parkin – Domestic abuse, self-harm & suicide – what is the correlation, how can we help?

Marie Armstrong – The social context of young people and self harm.

Sarah Fairbank – Working with complex trauma, self harm and suicide.

Gloucestershire Public Health – Developing a comprehensive all age pathway for people who self harm in Gloucestershire.

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, then please email

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 880 0280



Self harm awareness day

Today is self harm awareness day. Please get behind us in raising awareness of this day by supporting our fundraising efforts and posting this message on social networking sites.
People self harm to manage their distress, and as high as 1 in 3 people have at some point coped in this way. Let’s reduce isolation for people who are struggling by being willing to talk about this subject.
Harmless team member Adrienne is trying to raise money for services by doing a 10km road race this weekend, please sponsor her by following this link
For a limited time only, harmless are offering a 10% discount on all self harm resources to mark self harm awareness day, for the next week. To see more, click here

Sponsor our staff: Fund raising for self harm awareness day

One of the Harmless team is trying to raise important funds to support Harmless’ services by running a 10km race and collecting sponsors. Please get behind her as we try to raise money in line with self harm awareness day. To donate, please click here

Free workshops and offers on self harm resources for self harm awareness day

Self harm awareness day is approaching on the 1st of March. To mark this annual day, harmless are running two free awareness workshops. There are still a few spaces remaining, so if you’d like to attend one of these awareness raising please click here

For 1 week only, from the 1st March, there will be a 10% discount offered on all Self Harm resources. For more information, go to our shop“>shop