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


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.

Please note:

If you are aged 11-15, you can sign up to hARMED directly on this page (click the red button to the top right which says ‘Sign up’)

If you are aged 16-25 and living in Bristol, to access hARMED workshops you will need to go through Bristol Wellbeing Therapies by calling 01179 823 209 or signing up here. The last box on the referral form says: ‘If you wish to attend a psycho-educational course, please provide the details of location, day and time’. Please write that you wish to attend hARMED in this box.

If you are aged 16-25 and living in South Glos, to access hARMED workshops you will need to sign up by calling South Gloucestershire Talking Therapies on 0117 378 4270.


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