To raise awareness, build confidence and skills, and provide support to manage young people who present with self harm and suicidal behaviours.

SHARP (Self Harm Awareness and Resource Project)


The City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recognise that training and consulting professionals is an important investment in tackling adolescent self-harm and suicidality and that effective inter-agency working is essential to achieve early intervention and suicide prevention.


The SHARP team will raise awareness, build confidence and skills, and provide support to front-line service providers and professionals to intervene and manage young people who present with self-harm and suicidal behaviours.

SHARP Practitioners will also provide children and young people with opportunities and strategies for hope and recovery from the effects of self-harm and minimise the risk of future harm.

SHARP offer free training to all front-line professionals who work with children and young people who reside in Nottingham City, professional consultations, school self-harm risk assessment clinics and face to face therapeutic intervention.

SHARP’S Downloadable Resources


Professionals Pack - A resource pack which aims to equip front-line professionals with guidance, information and tools whilst supporting young people who present with self-harm and/or suicidal behaviours.

Me:Source Booklet - A self-help book for young people aimed at building resilience by offering alternative healthy coping strategies, guidance on harm minimisation and distraction techniques when feeling emotionally distressed.

SAFE from Harm – Guidance developed for parents and carers to help manage self-harm and increase safety in the home.

Daily Dose Not Overdose - A public health campaign with the key message that no overdose or self-poisoning is safe.

Safety Plan Template - A template of a safety plan which can be completed with a young person and their parent / carer and shared with their network to increase safety.

Fortune Teller Template - Create your own Distraction Technique Fortune Teller

Training Brochure 2018-2020  -Training that the SHARP team have on offer.


Meet the team....

Sharon O Love (Manager of SHARP)

Beth Houldsworth (Self-harm Practitioner)

Kirstie Nadin (Self-Harm Practitioner)

We are based at Glenbrook Management Centre and offer support within Nottingham City.

Get in touch

Call us on: 0115 876 4000

Email us on: Camhs.Sharp@nottinghamcity.gov.uk