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Welcome to Harmless

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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Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2016: Free sponsored place applications close today LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT YOU APPLICATIONS FOR A FREE SPONSORED PLACE TO OUR SELF HARM CONFERENCE DEADLINE IS 5pm TODAY (8th February 2016) We have now secured sponsorship for a number of conference places from a selection of Community Champions. We are now inviting applications for these free places. So far, your Community Champions include Nottingham City Transport, Indo-African Agricultural Capital and Capital One, with the possibility of more to be announced soon. 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 button below. All applications must be submitted to jack@harmless.org.uk no later than Monday 8th February 2016. Any late submissions may not be considered. Please the following link to download our Sponsored Places Application Form: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ax842hco4y4wro/Sponsored%20Place%20Application%20Form.docx?dl=0 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.
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Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2016: Free sponsored place applications close today Posted on February 8, 2016 by Jack LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT YOU APPLICATIONS FOR A FREE SPONSORED PLACE TO OUR SELF HARM CONFERENCE DEADLINE IS 5pm TODAY (8th February 2016) We have now secured sponsorship for a number…

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Service User Experience: The first time I self-harmed The first time I self-harmed, I was 14 years old and in foster care. Up to this point in my life, I had received; violence from my father, sexual abuse from my brother and emotional abuse and neglect from my mother. Everything in my life happened around me and I could not control any of it. That I am just learning. Self-harming enabled me to have some control in my life but also, to release the pain that had been building up inside for so long. Afterwards, I would always hate the reminder of what I had done and would hide my shame. The irritation of the scars rubbing on my clothes made me unhappy and embarrassed. I managed to stop self harming through university and the first two years I taught. An event at work, led me back to that place. A body full of emotion, and no outlet, and so I self-harmed. After, I thought I am not a teenager anymore, so why did I do it? However, self-harm does not distinguish between your age or gender. I am finding ways to minimise the want to self-harm. I am finally receiving counselling, which is helping, but it is a process. What I do know, is that when I self-harm, I am only hurting myself, when it is others who have caused the pain I am feeling. Why do I have to experience more pain on top of what I am already feeling? This is what makes me want to stop and find healthy ways of releasing my feelings. It is a journey that I have to go on, but I will get to the destination that I deserve. Just know, that you are not alone in what you are feeling.
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Service User Experience: The first time I self-harmed Posted on February 4, 2016 by Jack The first time I self-harmed, I was 14 years old and in foster care. Up to this point in my life, I had received; violence from my father, sexual abuse from my brother and emotional abuse and neglect from my mot…

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Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2016: Free sponsored places now available FREE SPONSORED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE We have now secured sponsorship for a number of conference places from a selection of Community Champions. We are now inviting applications for these free places. So far, your Community Champions include Nottingham City Transport, Indo-African Agricultural Capital and Capital One, with the possibility of more to be announced soon. 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 button below. All applications must be submitted to jack@harmless.org.uk no later than Monday 8th February 2016. Any late submissions may not be considered. Please the following link to download our Sponsored Places Application Form: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ax842hco4y4wro/Sponsored%20Place%20Application%20Form.docx?dl=0. 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, 1st March 2016: Free sponsored places now available | Harmless Blog
Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2016: Free sponsored places now available Posted on February 2, 2016 by Jack FREE SPONSORED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE We have now secured sponsorship for a number of conference places from a selection of Community Champions. We are now inviting applications for these free…

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Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2016: Free sponsored place applications close today Posted 08/02/2016 13:19

LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT YOU APPLICATIONS FOR A FREE SPONSORED PLACE TO OUR SELF HARM CONFERENCE DEADLINE IS 5pm TODAY (8th February 2016) We have now secured sponsorship for a number of conference places from a selection of Community ...

Self Harm Conference: From Harm to hope. 1st March 2016 Posted 08/02/2016 11:00

£150 per delegate place* The theme of our launch event conference is empowering communities through collaboration . Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing ...

Service User Experience: The first time I self-harmed Posted 04/02/2016 14:27

The first time I self-harmed, I was 14 years old and in foster care. Up to this point in my life, I had received; violence from my father, sexual abuse from my brother and emotional abuse and neglect from my mother. Everything in my life ...

Successful day at the NSPA Conference. Posted 02/02/2016 20:57

I spoke today at the National Suicide Prevention Alliance conference #NSPAConf held at the Oval in London.  Amongst speakers were MP Alistair Blurt, Hamish Elvidge, Johnny Benjamin & Professor Louis Appleby who was presenting the...