Cycling Poetry tour and The Mouthy Poets raise funds for Harmless

Tonight, the Mouthy Poets and cycling poet, First Time Dave, will be raising funds for Harmless at their staple show Say Sum Thin 8!

Dave will be visiting Nottingham as part of his “Good To Talk Tour”, in which he will be cycling to 11 different cities to deliver 11 gigs, in 11 days to support local counselling organisations.

We are very pleased to that First Time Dave has chosen Harmless as the organisation to support in Nottingham. Dave will be performing with the Mouthy Poets tonight (Friday 27th February) at Djanogly Academy Theatre, Sherwood Rise.

Why not go along and support?

Tickets will be available on the door, or you can book them here: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/say-sum-thin-8-scratch-show-with-open-mic/ 

Harmless Training Coordinator Deadline

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

The deadline for our Training Coordinator role is tomorrow (Friday 27th February) at 5pm.

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only).

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (To be worked on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Pay: £18, 838 to £22, 016 pro-rata (Depending on experience)

Harmless are one of the leading organisations in the field of self harm and suicide prevention in the UK. We deliver a range of training and PSHE courses across the whole of the UK and we are looking to recruit a training development coordinator to lead Harmless’ training department.

The successful applicant will manage a team of trainers to develop, monitor and deliver a range of courses. They will take responsibility for ensuring training content is of a high quality, courses are of an accredited status and delivered by a dynamic and reliable team. The training coordinator will also seek new business and meet targets that will ensure Harmless is meeting its ultimate aim of improving knowledge and skills across our sector, but also generating income that is essential to Harmless’ sustainability.

Harmless currently has great relationships with organisations, professionals and services across the UK; it is of paramount importance that the successful applicant is dedicated and skilled at developing new relationships and gives our delegates a quality learning experience from start to finish.

 

Harmless CEO nominated for Gold Award at The Renewal Trust’s Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony

Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, is nominated for an award in the category of Gold at The Renewal Trust’s Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony.

The event, to be held in Nottingham this evening, will provide an opportunity to celebrate the value of volunteers in the local area.

In her invitation to Caroline, The Trust Executive Cherry Underwood said….

‘The Renewal Trust has recognised the amazing contribution you have made to your local community, and, to show our appreciation of your outstanding efforts, we would like to formally invite you to our Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony.’

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Caroline on her nomination and wish her all the best.

Comic Relief Honour the work of Harmless with the award of a red nose plaque: the first in the East Midlands!

Have you seen us today in the Nottingham Evening Post
If you missed it… here is the article…

SELF-HARM support organisation Harmless will forever have a reminder of more lighthearted subjects as it has been awarded a permanent Red Nose plaque. The plaque – the first of its kind in Nottingham – was given by Comic Relief as it announced £114,000 funding for the social enterprise.
Harmless, based in Mansfield Road, offers self-harm support to adults and young people through therapy, DVDs, drop-in sessions and information.
Chief executive Caroline Harroe said: “We’ve seen a 60 per cent rise in the number of referrals for self-harm and therapy is becoming more complex. What we do saves lives and although this is a nice chance to take a step back and
see how far we’ve come, we are looking forward to the future.”
The organisation speaks to thousands of people in a year and has been receiving matched funding from Children in Need over the past three years. But it hopes to expand – creating up to eight new jobs in therapy and support and helping give advice and therapy to more potential people that self-harm.
One client who attended Harmless for two years but asked not to be named, said she could now cope with her nerves and anxiety. “Before I was seeing my counsellor, I used to harm myself a lot. It used to help me cope with stress and other things. It made me feel better when I hurt myself. I even had suicidal thoughts and thought I was going crazy.
“I can now deal with things a lot more easily. We talked about mood, thoughts and behaviour.”
Caroline, who self-harmed for 10 years, added: “When people access our service, it can really frighten them. But the Red Nose will give that bit of comic respite.
It will resonate with some young people and help get them through our door.”
Comic Relief is set to give Red Nose plaques to 120 projects it has helped in the East Midlands. The Harmless plaque has a quote from Billy Connolly. “He is an ambassador for mental health,” said Caroline. “He talks openly about it but using humour to get his message across.”

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‘Could you give up 50p a day for a month…?’ Support our self harm and suicide prevention services

Today our team heard the story of someone who is giving up alcohol for lent. She is placing £1 in a glass every day, and will raise a total of £40 during this time.

Harmless is not a religious organisation, but could you give up 50p a day for a month? In that time you’d raise £15 for us in one month. If twenty people did that, we would raise £300 which would cover the cost of short term therapy for one person. All donations to Harmless and The Tomorrow Project could literally help us save lives.

What could you go without, to raise money for us?

Tell us your stories and we will put them on our blog!

Book on our Introduction to Self Harm Training

There are still places on our Introduction to Self Harm Training

– 12th March 2015

What do our training days provide?

Our  general training days provide an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of professional arenas to attend and get a detailed overview of self harm and working with self harm. Although there is some opportunity for delegates to explore the impact upon them in their own professional arenas, the training is non-specific to a particular field.

Our training days cover:

  • What self harm is, and who it effects
  • What causes someone to self harm and some of the myths around self harm
  • What can be done to support and help people who self harm
  • Managing the impact of self harm as an individual and a workplace
  • Useful interventions for working with people who self harm and promoting empowerment
  • Managing and assessing risk

What do previous participants say about our training?

  • “The way the training was delivered was inspirational”
  • “The trainer was excellent witty, enigmatic. She made the subject interesting and relevant. A fantastic training day.”
  • “One of the best training sessions I have attended”
  • “Delivered by an enthusiastic trainer whose real life experiences significantly added weight to the content of presentation.”
Details of next Training:

Venue:  Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service

Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Date: Thursday 12th March 2015

Click here for more information and to book.

 

The Tomorrow Project has a new support and office space

We are pleased to announce that Harmless have secured a new office and support space in East Leake for The Tomorrow Project to keep running.

The new space will allow us to provide a safe support space for people to get help when they need it. We will be able to hold training, group sessions and hold meetings. All of this will allow us to keep doing work that saves lives.

We now need your help. We need to raise funds to keep thereby covered and we need to furnish the space.

Do you have furniture or equipment that you could donate for such an amazing cause… We need everything, from desks, through to soft, comfortable chairs and computers and a coffee table…

If you have anything that we could consider we will be so grateful.

Harmless Vacancies – Only a week left to apply!!! We are looking for a Project Worker, Training Coordinator, Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainers and Sessional therapists and bank staff

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team.

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 which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Project Worker
  • Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer
  • Sessional therapists and bank staff

Application closing date 5pm on February 20th 2015 (above positions)

Interviews to be held w/c 2nd March 2015 (above positions)

  • Training Coordinator

Application closing date 5pm on February 27th 2015 

Interviews to be held  w/c 16th March 2015

More information on all positions can be found below:

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

Hours: 20 hours per week

Pay:  £19k to £24k pro rata (Depending on experience)

 We are currently recruiting a project worker to join the Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who access the service who experience self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide an assertive outreach approach across Nottinghamshire, to promote a preventative and early intervention approach around the issues of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively with communities of need to promote health and recovery amongst individuals by using and demonstrating a range of non-clinical interventions that promote coping and resilience.
  • To support the recovery of service users by engaging in activities and practical support that will improve the quality of life, for instance support employment, social engagement, advocacy and housing.

JOB TITLE: Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer

Hours: Sessional basis

Pay:  TBA

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • Deliver high quality and professional training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • Delivery of a range of training packages including (but not limited to) PSHE workshops, specialist workshops and full day and half day specialist sessions on the themes of:

-       Mental health

-       Self harm

-       Suicide prevention

JOB TITLE: Sessional therapists and bank staff

Hours: Various

Pay: £12.00 to £15.00 p/h depending on experience

We are currently recruiting sessional counsellors to supplement our permanent Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

‘Bank staff’ will provide cover for both planned and unplanned leave within the clinical team as well as bringing specific skills, knowledge and experience for short periods of time.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide sessional counselling people to clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively and assertively with the communities and environments where a person is already in contact to provide information, containment and enhance a collaborative recovery approach for the person experiencing mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • Counsellors must be accredited with BACP or equivalent. Unfortunately we will not consider anyone who is not accredited at this time.

JOB TITLE: Training Coordinator

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (To be worked on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Pay: £18, 838 to £22, 016 pro-rata (Depending on experience)

Harmless are one of the leading organisations in the field of self harm and suicide prevention in the UK. We deliver a range of training and PSHE courses across the whole of the UK and we are looking to recruit a training development coordinator to lead Harmless’ training department.

The successful applicant will manage a team of trainers to develop, monitor and deliver a range of courses. They will take responsibility for ensuring training content is of a high quality, courses are of an accredited status and delivered by a dynamic and reliable team. The training coordinator will also seek new business and meet targets that will ensure Harmless is meeting its ultimate aim of improving knowledge and skills across our sector, but also generating income that is essential to Harmless’ sustainability.

Harmless currently has great relationships with organisations, professionals and services across the UK; it is of paramount importance that the successful applicant is dedicated and skilled at developing new relationships and gives our delegates a quality learning experience from start to finish.

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team.

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 which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Project Worker
  • Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer
  • Sessional therapists and bank staff

Application closing date 5pm on February 20th 2015 (above positions)

Interviews to be held w/c 2nd March 2015 (above positions)

  • Training Coordinator

Application closing date 5pm on February 27th 2015 

Interviews to be held  w/c 16th March 2015

More information on all positions can be found below:

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

Hours: 20 hours per week

Pay:  £19k to £24k pro rata (Depending on experience)

 We are currently recruiting a project worker to join the Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who access the service who experience self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide an assertive outreach approach across Nottinghamshire, to promote a preventative and early intervention approach around the issues of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively with communities of need to promote health and recovery amongst individuals by using and demonstrating a range of non-clinical interventions that promote coping and resilience.
  • To support the recovery of service users by engaging in activities and practical support that will improve the quality of life, for instance support employment, social engagement, advocacy and housing.

JOB TITLE: Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer

Hours: Sessional basis

Pay:  TBA

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • Deliver high quality and professional training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • Delivery of a range of training packages including (but not limited to) PSHE workshops, specialist workshops and full day and half day specialist sessions on the themes of:

-       Mental health

-       Self harm

-       Suicide prevention

JOB TITLE: Sessional therapists and bank staff

Hours: Various

Pay: £12.00 to £15.00 p/h depending on experience

We are currently recruiting sessional counsellors to supplement our permanent Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

‘Bank staff’ will provide cover for both planned and unplanned leave within the clinical team as well as bringing specific skills, knowledge and experience for short periods of time.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide sessional counselling people to clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively and assertively with the communities and environments where a person is already in contact to provide information, containment and enhance a collaborative recovery approach for the person experiencing mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • Counsellors must be accredited with BACP or equivalent. Unfortunately we will not consider anyone who is not accredited at this time.

JOB TITLE: Training Coordinator

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (To be worked on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Pay: £18, 838 to £22, 016 pro-rata (Depending on experience)

Harmless are one of the leading organisations in the field of self harm and suicide prevention in the UK. We deliver a range of training and PSHE courses across the whole of the UK and we are looking to recruit a training development coordinator to lead Harmless’ training department.

The successful applicant will manage a team of trainers to develop, monitor and deliver a range of courses. They will take responsibility for ensuring training content is of a high quality, courses are of an accredited status and delivered by a dynamic and reliable team. The training coordinator will also seek new business and meet targets that will ensure Harmless is meeting its ultimate aim of improving knowledge and skills across our sector, but also generating income that is essential to Harmless’ sustainability.

Harmless currently has great relationships with organisations, professionals and services across the UK; it is of paramount importance that the successful applicant is dedicated and skilled at developing new relationships and gives our delegates a quality learning experience from start to finish.

The Tomorrow Project presenting at first National Suicide Prevention Alliance conference at The Oval in London.

Today I will be speaking at the first National Suicide Prevention Alliance conference at The Oval in London.

I will be addressing a broad audience about the work of The Tomorrow Project alongside internationally renowned scholar, Professor Keith Hawton.

The Tomorrow Project has delivered a range of vital services amidst a cluster of suicides in Nottinghamshire and more broadly across the whole of Nottingham city and because of this is getting National attention for this work.

The Tomorrow Project was established to respond to suicide when other services failed to; it was named by bereaved families and keeps community consultation at the heart of it’s work and is now able to take what has been learned onto a national platform to hopefully influence broader thinking on the issues the project has faced and also be a voice for those effected by suicide.

Today the Tomorrow Projects model will be presented, alongside the statistics and findings that we have gathered during the two years that we have been operating.

I am privileged to be speaking at such a platform and hope that I represent the views, needs and concerns of the families effected by suicide that we have helped over our time.

Out work is vital. Being given a chance to speak about our work, essential. Having the privilege to do his in collaboration with Professor Keith Hawton is a great opportunity.

Wish me luck!

Caroline Harroe, CEO Harmless and The Tomorrow Project.