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Self Harm Support at Harmless

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

Harmless was set up by people who understand self harm and at the heart of our service is a real sense of hope. We know that with the right support and help life can get better. We hope that you find this site a safe and helpful resource.

Feel free to look around and we welcome your thoughts and feedback about our site and services. We would also encourage everyone who feels able to complete our self harm questionnaires as this will help us develop a better awareness of who is accessing Harmless and the kind of difficulties they face.

Funding for Self Harm Services

Harmless now deliver a range of services. We previously delivered these under contract with Nottinghamshire Heathcare Trust but these funds were lost due to the financial cuts. However, we still deliver monthly drop in sessions where people can get support and information about self harm and we offer one to one therapy sessions.

For more information or to volunteer your time and fundraising skills to keep these vital services going, please contact us.

The Harmless Advisory Group

We are always looking for people to join our advisory group, and to help out with all aspects of the project, for anyone who is interested in helping out in any way; click here if you'd like to support our efforts and help people who self harm for more details.

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Harmless Workbook: Working Through Self Harm Harmless Workbook

Available in an electronic format, 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, encouraging alternative methods of coping.

For more information, or to find out how to buy our workbook, please follow this link.

Out of Harm's Way DVD New DVD Available

New to Harmless: our DVD. Through the eyes of those with first hand experience, we examine the nature of self harm, distress and recovery. A resource both for those that self harm and for professionals.

To see an extract, or to learn how to order yourself a copy, please follow this link.

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Would you like to work for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project? We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team. To download an application form and job description for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant links below. For more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email. Positions: Therapist Suicide Bereavement Project Worker Suicide Crisis Project Worker Applications close at 5pm on Monday 2nd January 2017. First interviews to be held w/c 9th January 2017. Second interviews to be held w/c 16th January 2017. More information on all positions can be found at the following links: To download our application form, please click here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/and6c4pz1ah5mnf/Harmless%20Application%20Form%20%282017%29.docx?dl=0 To download the job descriptions for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant link below: Therapist - https://www.dropbox.com/s/octsd3e0ldxexbe/Job%20Description%20-%20Therapist%20%282017%29.pdf?dl=0 Suicide Bereavement Project Worker - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojv8pwbuu4angy5/Job%20Description%20-%20Suicide%20Bereavement%20Project%20Worker%20%282017%29.pdf?dl=0 Suicide Crisis Project Worker - https://www.dropbox.com/s/f9towlfky0sjdtk/Job%20Description%20-%20Suicide%20Crisis%20Project%20Worker%20%282017%29.pdf?dl=0
Would you like to work for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project? | Harmless Blog
Would you like to work for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project? Posted on November 25, 2016 by Jack We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team. To download an application form and job description for each o...

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Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, selected for prestigious award as One of the Ten Outstanding Young People in the UK. Tonight, our CEO, Caroline Harroe, will head to Manchester to receive her award as one of the JCI UK’s ten outstanding young people (TOYP). JCI TOYP serves to formally recognise young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognising these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honourees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies. Nominated in the category of ‘Business, economic and entrepreneurial accomplishment’, her nominator says: “Caroline is an innovative social entrepreneur. She leads the service forwards driving change in the field, inspiring others, sharing compassion and ultimately valuing every life she touches in the hope that that life can be saved”. Caroline says: “It’s a real privilege to be recognised as one of the award winners. I have dedicated my life, firstly to overcoming my own difficulties, but secondly in leading the way for others facing psychological struggle to overcome their difficulties and providing practical and innovative services to overcome their problems. I believe that hope is possible for anyone. The last time that I had contact with services, I had attempted to take my life. No one felt more hopeless than I did right then. I had no job and saw no future. If that change is possible for me it is possible for anyone if they receive the right help and support and I now do my best to spread that message and design and deliver innovative sustainable services that can help save lives. I don’t think I do anything that we shouldn’t all be doing as a society but I am very honoured to have been recognised because it gives the vital work that we do the platform for people to talk about what we do.” After Caroline receives her award at the event she will enter the global competition to be acknowledged as a world leader in her chosen field. We are all very proud of Caroline and congratulate her on this latest award. To find out more information about the JCI Ten Outstanding Young People, please click here: http://www.jciuk.org.uk/ten-outstanding-young-persons/
Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, selected for prestigious award as One of the Ten Outstanding Young People in the UK. | Harmless Blog
Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, selected for prestigious award as One of the Ten Outstanding Young People in the UK. Posted on November 25, 2016 by Jack Tonight, our CEO, Caroline Harroe, will head to Manchester to receive her award as one of the JCI UK’s ten outstanding young people (TOYP). JCI TOYP...

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Celebrities are human too… It’s very easy to feel that celebrities have it all, that they live a life of glamour and excitement, a life that many desire or aspire to. Listening to the news this week reminded me that regardless of who we are, we are all human. A huge part of being human is not being perfect, something I know I’ve struggled with personally and is also something that is becoming more and more prominent as an issue within society. However, we didn’t always worry about perfection. When we were learning to walk we weren’t made to feel like failures every time we fell down. We were encouraged and supported. Somewhere along the line we develop this horrible standard that tells us failure is weakness and it’s just not true! So I would like to remind us all that no one is invincible and that sometimes we all need support, encouragement and bravery. Selena Gomez: At the American music awards Selena Gomez made an inspirational speech revealing her struggle with depression and her recovery… “But I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I had to stop, because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside.” “All I can say is I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every day with people that I love.” For more visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38048973 Kayne West: Following the cancellation of all his remaining tour dates, an emergency services call was made and it appears Kayne West has been taken to hospital. Kardashian West’s mother, Kris Jenner, spoke to US media about the rapper’s reasons for cancelling his shows. “He’s exhausted, he’s just really tired. He’s had a gruelling tour and it’s been a grind so he just needs some rest,” she told US TV show Extra. For more visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38060498 Ellen DeGeneres: President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom to some of the country’s best-known performers, scientists and athletes. Among them was Ellen DeGeneres who has brought so much joy into the world. But it was President Barack Obama who made us remember the huge amount of courage required by Ellen to come out on the most public of stages 20 years ago. “What an incredible burden that was to bear – to risk your career like that – people don’t do that very often. And then, to have the hopes of millions on your shoulders,” he said during the award ceremony at the White House. For more visit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/23/barack-obama-chokes-awards-ellen-degeneres-medal-freedom/ So next time you start criticising or judging yourself remember that everyone is human.
Celebrities are human too… | Harmless Blog
Celebrities are human too… Posted on November 24, 2016 by Jack It’s very easy to feel that celebrities have it all, that they live a life of glamour and excitement, a life that many desire or aspire to. Listening to the news this week reminded me that regardless of who we are, we are all human. A hu...

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