Can you join our fundraisers?

The Tomorrow Project, our local suicide prevention service needs your help. 
We have a target of raising 30k in 90 days. 
Could you undertake a fund raiser? A sponsor? A bake sale? A run? 
All monies will go directly into providing help services for people in distress. We want to ensure that any one, of any age, facing any problem can get the help that they need. Suicide and mental health struggles are far too common and it is so important that we keep providing a high level of help when people need it the most.
Please help us to continue to help the community.
If you think you can help us, and want to get involved, please email me on caroline@harmless.org.uk and you could be helping us to save lives. 

Would you like to work for Harmless and the Let’s Talk Training team?

We are currently recruiting for the following position to join our Let’s Talk Training team on a sessional basis:

ASIST / MHFA Trainer (Bank Staff)

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only). Please include the job title you are applying for in your email.

 

JOB TITLE: ASIST Trainer / MHFA Trainer

Hours: Bank Staff

Remuneration: £150 per day (£300 per 2-day delivery) plus expenses (Negotiable)

 

IMPORTANT:  FULL DRIVERS LICENSE AND OWN CAR ESSENTIAL FOR THE ROLE

This role will be ideal for those who have recently qualified to become ASIST and MHFA instructors.

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver ASIST and/or MHFA training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • A willingness to offer personal experience during training delivery  by sharing own experiences of distress (and/or self harm) and recovery (in line with Harmless’ service user led ethos)
  • A willingness to travel (nationwide) with occasional overnight stay as required.
  • Represent Harmless in a professional manner at all times
  • Deliver training against agreed learning outcomes
  • Develop and maintain training content in line with changes in the field and to the highest standard upon negotiation with the Harmless Management Team
  • Maintain excellent professional relationships with delegates and/or organisations with a view to secure future training opportunities
  • Be an integral part of the booking process with support from the administration team
  • To ensure all data collection tools are used to monitor and improve upon training delivery
  • Ensure training materials are appropriate for delegates requirements
  • Report to Harmless management regularly about the progress of training and address any issues that may arise, recording relevant statistics where required.
  • Promote the work of Harmless in a positive manner and recommend resources and alternative training opportunities where possible.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with delegates and/or organisations before, during and after training delivery
  • To work with Harmless management in continuously improving Harmless’ training packages including (but not limited to) current content, delivery methods, course materials and handouts, booking process.
  • To work with Harmless management in designing and delivering new training packages in order to meet current demands in training, compete with other organisations and increase revenue.
  • To be aware of safeguarding issues that may arise and follow Harmless protocol in managing this.

 

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only). Please include the job title you are applying for in your email.

WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE X FACTOR LIVE TOUR IN NOTTINGHAM!

How does attending the X-Factor LIVE tour at Nottingham’s famous Motorpoint arena sound???

Well you could be in for a chance to win some tickets! We have two lots of two live show tickets up for grabs for the show on Thursday 23rd Feb 2017 and all you need to do is purchase a raffle ticket.

Raffle tickets are £5 each

To purchase your raffle tickets click here!

All the money raised goes directly towards helping us provide a range of services including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm and/or have suicidal thoughts, their friends and families and professionals.

The draw will close at the end of the day on Sunday 19th February 2017 and winners will be announced on Monday 20th February 2017.  Please make sure you include a phone number and email address so that we can contact you if you win.

Each £5 raffle ticket purchased equals to one entry.

Event details:

The X Factor Live Tour 2017

Thursday 23rd Feb 2017, 18:30

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

the National Ice Centre,

Bolero Square,

The Lace Market, 

Nottingham, 

NG1 1LA

Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2017: Free sponsored places now available!

FREE SPONSORED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE

We have now secured sponsorship from our Community Champions – Nottingham City Transport for three free places to our conference on 1st March 2017 and are now inviting applications for these free places.

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 link below. 

All applications must be submitted to admin@harmless.org.uk no later than  Friday 24th February 2017. Any late submissions may not be considered.

Please click here to download our Sponsored Places Application Form

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: From Harm to Hope

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Usual Price £150 per delegate place

 

What is the purpose of the conference?

The theme of this year’s conference is understanding and change.

Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work.

This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.

The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base, including young people and adults.

Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

Collaborative partnership,

Service user representation,

Effective practice,

Driving change,

Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

 

Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm.

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Rory O’Connor

Professor Ellen Townsend

Dr Ann John

Harriet Bickley

 

Workshops 

Caroline Harroe (Harmless)

Clinical Skills Masterclass

 

 Sophie Allen (Harmless)

Understanding Recovery: Impact our Attitudes and Ethos have on Effective Recovery Rates

 

Sarah Kessling (Harmless)

Exploring possible online interventions, which help support self harm and the wider implications.

 

Claire Dixon (Harmless)

Propamanda: self harm and men (breaking the stigma)

 

Ruth Coward

Telling our stories: A gift to ourselves and future generations – Challenging stigma and affecting change.

 

Dr Hannah Heath

Listening to quieter voices: Understanding and meeting the needs of friends. Lindsey Barrett Distress tolerance and coping in a crisis.

 

Pam Burrows

Looking After Yourself too. Marie Armstrong Using a Narrative Approach to Re-Story Issues of Trust

 

Fiona Macaulay

Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – How can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs?

 

Papyrus UK

Introduction to supporting young people who self harm.

 

Venue

The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre, located on Nottingham Trent Universities City Campus.

 

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk.

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445

Why not come along to our self harm conference?

From Harm to Hope
01/03/17

Nottingham Conference Centre

 

Do you have an interest in learning more about self harm?

Do you want to opportunities to connect with lead academics and professionals?

Do you want to raise awareness and reduce stigma around self harm?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then I believe our National Self harm Conference just might be for you.

1st March is Self harm Awareness day and in line with this we run a National conference, which gathers lead academics from all over the country to come speak. 

This year we are privileged to hear from:

Professor Rory O’Connor

Professor Ellen Townsend

Dr. Ann John

Harriet Bickley

 

We are also holding workshops including:

Clinical Skills Master class

Understanding Recovery

Exploring possible online interventions

Propamanda: Self harm and men

Telling our stories

Looking after yourself

Distress tolerance 

And many more…

 

We are currently running an amazing offer of two places for £200 (Usually £150 per place) so to take up on this please contact admin@harmless.org.uk or speak to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445

Self Harm Conference, From Harm to Hope – 1st March 2017 – 2 delegates for £200

Our 2nd annual national conference looking at effective services for people that self harm, current thinking and implications for practice.

£150 per place 
or
 2 places for £200*

To book tickets, please conatact us at admin@harmless.org.uk, or call us on 0115 934 8445. 

 

Conference details:

The theme of this years conference is understanding and change.

Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work.

This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.

The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base including young people and adults.

Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

Collaborative partnership,

Service user representation,

Effective practice,

Driving change,

Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Rory O’Connor
Professor Ellen Townsend
Dr Ann John
Harriet Bickley

 

Workshops:

 

Caroline Harroe (Harmless)

Clinical Skills Masterclass

 

Sophie Allen (Harmless)

Understanding Recovery: Impact our Attitudes and Ethos have on Effective Recovery Rates

 

Sarah Kessling (Harmless)

Exploring possible online interventions, which help support self harm and the wider implications.

 

Claire Dixon (Harmless)

Propamanda: self harm and men (breaking the stigma)

 

Ruth Coward

Telling our stories: A gift to ourselves and future generations – Challenging stigma and affecting change.

 

Dr Hannah Heath

Listening to quieter voices: Understanding and meeting the needs of friends. Lindsey Barrett Distress tolerance and coping in a crisis.

 

Pam Burrows

Looking After Yourself too. Marie Armstrong Using a Narrative Approach to Re-Story Issues of Trust

 

Fiona Macaulay

Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – How can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs?

 

Papyrus UK

Introduction to supporting young people who self harm.

 

 

Venue:

The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre. For directions please click here

Who we are:

Harmless is a user led service which provides support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals. We are committed to saving lives and giving a voice to those unheard. Harmless launched in 2007 and was set up by people who understand self harm. At the heart of our service is a real sense of hope, we know with the right support, and help life can get better. Find out more about Harmless by looking on our website www.harmless.org.uk

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445.

*to qualify for this offer, both delegates must be booked at the same time and be part of the same organisation.

Meet one of our interns, Leanne

Hi, I’m Leanne Moulton and I am currently studying Special and Inclusive Education at Nottingham Trent University. I have recently started my internship here at Harmless working closely with the specialist training team to collate content and create interactive activities for the Let’s Talk Training online portal.

It’s has been so beneficial to become part of the team at Harmless, I feel with only three weeks of being here I have gained a vast amount of knowledge on the surrounding issues of mental health. It’s has been valuable to hear different perspectives from professionals, service users, parents and staff to get a better understanding of self-harm, suicide and mental health.

I believe that through my time working here at harmless I have gained transferable skills and a true insight that will enable me to actively partake in spreading awareness, reducing stigma and discrimination and to give guidance on how to support those who have been affected by self-harm, suicide or mental health conditions.

I’m excited to be a part of such a great service, to get the opportunity to be involved in MHFA training and to be present for harmless 2nd annual conference on 1st March 2017.

Do you know someone who has died by suicide? 

Did you know that we now have a specialist bereavement service? 

It doesn’t matter whether you lost a partner, a parent, a family member or a friend, if you want to talk it through, have coffee, need support or are facing practical (e.g. financial issues) with regards to your loss- we are here to help. It might also be that you’re a professional that’s witnessed or lost a patient or individual you’ve worked with, and we offer a very safe place to get support.

Our team have personal experience of suicide and are in a position to help. We understand from a very unique perspective, the complexities that people face when they’ve lost someone to suicide. 

So please give us a shout, drop us a line. Message us on Facebook or twitter, or arrange an appointment. 

Bereavement@tomorrowproject.org.uk

01159348445

And ask to speak to Ashley.

Why aren’t we talking?

As we move into February, social media campaigns like #timetotalk are increasingly bringing to light the fact that when it comes to mental health, it’s time that we got talking. In 2015 in the UK there were 6188 deaths registered as suicides, higher than in 2014. 1 in 20 people will have suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives, and 1 in 4 of us will experience mental ill health in some form or another. So why aren’t we talking?

People are afraid of talking about suicide, it carries the association of a dirty word, whispered in dark corners and behind closed doors, the fear of being mocked or alienated when speaking out about thoughts and feeling of suicide is preventing people from speaking out and getting the help that they not only need, but also the support that they deserve.

While these seem like very big, daunting problems, the solution can be a lot easier than you think; talking. Something as simple as a cup of tea and a chat can be a vital lifeline to someone struggling with mental health and feeling isolated. Talking empowers people, robs stigma of its power and allows us to connect with one another to overcome difficult times, mental ill health, isolation and fear.

So make a brew, have chat, go for a run (or a walk), swim, dance, sing, but most importantly, talk.

#TimeToTalk

Here at The Tomorrow Project, we support those affected by suicidal thoughts and those bereaved by suicide.

Suicide is still a taboo subject so it’s #TimeToTalk

Talking about suicide can be scary, but it saves lives.

Talking can show someone who may be feeling distressed, that someone does care.

Talking helps get rid of the stigmas that still surround suicide. 

Talking could stop someone talking their life. 

#TimeToTalk