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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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Join us for an evening of celebration… GET YOUR TICKETS NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! Click the link below to get your tickets: http://www.harmless.org.uk/blog/join-us-for-an-evening-of-celebration-get-your-tickets-now-3.html The Venue: Park Plaza Hotel, 41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6GD The Date: Friday 7th October 2015 The Time(s): 7:00pm arrival The Cost: £37.00 per head (Or a table of 10 for £34 per head) The Event: Three course meal with raffle, auction, games and live entertainment Dress Code: Smart The purpose: To raise enough money to save more lives. Harmless is an award winning self harm and suicide prevention project that has been successfully delivering services since 2007. Over the past year Harmless has gone from strength to strength. We’ve increased our partnerships and been involved in more research based projects, attended and presented at conferences all over the UK in addition to holding a National conference of our own. We have also rebranded and extended our training programme to raise awareness of self harm, mental health & suicide amongst the community and professionals. We have received awards for our work and recruited more staff in order to help more people. Our wonderful Tomorrow Project continues to deliver suicide prevention and postvention work in the community. We work with those directly and indirectly affected by suicide, provide facilitative support to individuals and organisations with questions and concerns about suicide, deliver workshop style information sessions to improve understanding and awareness of suicide and self harm, and promote help seeking in the community as a whole. The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Each year we spend time with friends and colleagues, celebrating the work that we have done and the lives that we have saved and the money we raise on the night goes directly back into our life saving services. Please come along and join is in what will be a wonderful night, learn more about our work, celebrate our triumphs and help us to raise money to keep us driving services in the field of self harm and suicide prevention forwards. Menu Starters: Roast Vegetable Soup with Garlic Croutons. (v) Parma Ham and Mozzarella Fig Wrap with a Raspberry Vinigarette. Goats Cheese, Walnut & Apricot Fritter with Tomato and Rocket Salad and a Sherry Balsamic Dressing. (v) Mains: Roast Chicken Breast with Fondant Potato, Wild Mushroom Spinach Sauce. Poached Scottish Salmon, Grilled Asparagus, New Potatoes, Lemon Hollandaise. Broccoli Wellington, Seasonal Vegetables and Fondant Potato. (v) Desserts: Double Chocolate Cheesecake with Cream. Raspberry and Vanilla Crème Brulee with Lemon Sorbet.(v) Exotic Fruit Platter served with Raspberry Sorbet. (v)
Harmless' Annual Celebration Event Ticket - Friday 7th October 2016
The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Please come along and join is in what will be a wonderful night!

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This year's celebration event will be held on the 7th of October. Tickets are on sale now and we hope this year's event will be bigger and better. Please help us make this a sell out. Join us for a night of celebration. A three course meal and drinks, with live music, auction, raffle and entertainment. Hear from people that have benefitted from our service and why nights like this, save lives. Anyone want to join us at this year's dinner and celebration event? This year we have made the event bigger and better- but that means I need your help in filling the seats. Can you join us? Can you help by sharing this? Great night. Great cause. http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=91
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In the news: Self harm- 6,000 people attend emergency departments More than 6,000 people turned up at emergency departments across Northern Ireland in 2015 having self-harmed. The majority were young people, aged between 15 and 24. Records show that a number of people sought help on more than one occasion with over 8,500 incidents in 12 months. The statistic is part of the chief medical officer’s annual report which reflects on the health of the population in Northern Ireland. Dr Michael McBride said when it comes to mental health and in particular, self-harm, there is a need to intervene. “We need to be aware that people who self-harm repeatedly are at much higher risk of taking their own lives by suicide” he said. A self-harm registry which operates across all acute hospitals is designed to improve understanding about self-harm and to allow for comparative analysis with the Republic of Ireland and parts of England. In its latest report, the registry concluded that Northern Ireland continues to have a high rate of self-harm. While alcohol is a factor, drug overdose was the most common method of self-harm. In his 9th annual report, Dr Michael McBride, gives a wide-ranging review of the service, including health inequalities, vaccination and screening programmes and dental health. However, he also emphasises that the quality and advances in health care are not the only determinants of good health. For the full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-36351142
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In the news: Self harm- 6,000 people attend emergency departments Posted on July 26, 2016 by Jack More than 6,000 people turned up at emergency departments across Northern Ireland in 2015 having self-harmed. The majority were young people, aged between 15 and 24. Records show that a number of peopl...

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Join us for an evening of celebration…  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!  Click here to book your tickets!   The Venue:         Park Plaza Hotel, 41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6GD The Date: ...

In the news: Self harm- 6,000 people attend emergency departments Posted 26/07/2016 11:18

More than 6,000 people turned up at emergency departments across Northern Ireland in 2015 having self-harmed.  The majority were young people, aged between 15 and 24. Records show that a number of people sought help on more than one o...

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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 mov...