Do you self-harm or know anyone who does? OTR’s hARMED group workshop is for anyone aged 11-17 struggling with self-harm or thoughts of self-harm.

Please note that we are currently unable to take sign-ups for hARMED due to the circumstances around the Coronavirus. Read more about OTR’s availability here. Here’s Ele to tell you more:

Self-harm can have a number of causes, like a difficult situation at home, school or work. In this workshop, we look at how a stressful world can lead us to cope in certain ways. Then, we begin to look at other, more healthy ways we can manage life stresses. The workshop also offers a space for you to share with your peers, but you don’t have to talk if you don’t want to.

You’ll learn facts and myths about self-harm, how to keep safe, the science of how the mind and body works, how to deal with difficult emotions, and how to reduce self-harm by learning new ways to manage.

Each workshop meets once a week for six weeks and has about eight young people around the same age in attendance. Workshops run regularly every few months.

Upcoming dates:

Tues 21st April – Tues 2nd June (with a week break for May half-term)
@ OTR, St. Michael’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8EA
Times TBC

Please note that you can only sign up to one OTR group, or one-to-one therapy, at a time (our groups are: Mind Aid, hARMED and Shameless).

Find out more about groups at OTR


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