Today was a big day for the self harm and suicide prevention team at Harmless and The Tomorrow Project. We moved into a much bigger office space with an adjoining resource room. Over the next few months we will be developing our training programme and reaching out to a broader range of people to offer support.
These are changes that we hope will enable us to save more lives and alleviate suffering in others.
Get yourselves down to the co op in East Leake to support our fund raisers. Staff and students from NCN have done a sponsored cycle from Nottingham to East Leake and are currently bag packing and collecting in the co op to raise funds for the Tomorrow Project. Amazing effort on such a warm day – thank you!
You can now buy both our working with self harm workbook and policy document for £34.99 (SAVING £9.99).
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. The workbook provides a series of activities to work through to help the individual to start to reflect upon their ways of coping, and to begin to manage these differently.
The purpose of a policy on self harm should be to uphold best practice in relation to self harm, and define clearly the interventions and steps that should be taken to support a young person that is self harm. The policy should inform the staff of what is expected of them, and be a document that helps staff to contain and respond to a situation fairly and responsibly with the best interests of the young person, in mind.
To buy this special offer for £34.99; please click here
Many of you will be aware of the recent tragic news of a young girl who took her own life following months of abuse on a social networking site. Harmless and The Tomorrow Project work tirelessly trying to save lives as a self harm and suicide prevention project and are sadden to hear that cyber-bullying has once again had such disastrous consequences.
Caroline, Co-founder of Harmless and The Tomorrow Project said,’ Suicide is the second biggest killer of young people in this country. If we are aware that something is contributing to deaths, what is it about this being a sociocultural contributor that makes us take less action against this? If there were a biological precursor, we would do our best to eradicate this. We need to take responsibility for creations of our society whether that is education or take action to close sites where adequate moderation is not provided.’
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We have recently posted a number of blogs which included links to a few short films about Harmless and our self harm services. So far, we have seen short clips about our training, the support and information we offer and an overview of Harmless.
Our final short film is about ‘The Hope Project’ – a service operated by Harmless. The Hope Project is an initiative that provides qualified counsellors to agencies and organisations where otherwise these opportunities might not exist. We work to promote health and well-being in a safe and therapeutic environment.
Please take a look and share this link widely; let people know about our work.