Voluntary E-Learning Developer Intern Opportunity

We are currently developing a new and exciting online training platform and we are looking for an enthusiastic Intern to support this creation. 

As an Intern you may be expected to:

- Proof read and edit content
- Place content on the platform
- Utilise plugins to create interactive activities
- Create webinars

We are looking for someone: 

- Passionate about saving lives and driving change
- On any design-based course
- OR on any communications or writing based course
- The following subjects may help: Journalism; Web development; Communication design; Film/television;
- Enthusiastic about design, with a creative flair
- Competent with a computer
- Have excellent time management skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail with finalising projects
- Open to feedback and willing to make changes
- Ideal candidate will need to possess a Macbook or OS X equivalent 

Start date: January, 2017
Hours:
Minimum 1 day a week
For more information contact: training@harmless.org.uk

 

#GiveMe5 – Double your £5 donation on Nov 29th and Dec 16th 2016 through Localgiving!

We just wanted to let you know that Harmless and the Tomorrow Project are taking part in Localgiving’s upcoming #GiveMe5 campaigns.

On November 29th and December 16th 2016, Localgiving will be matching
1000 X £5 donations.

29th November is #GivingTuesday, a day when people around the world come together to give back.

16th December is Local Charities Day,  a new government run celebration of small, local charities and community groups

Each campaign is open for 24 hours giving you the option to donate at a time that suits you. All £5 donations have the same chance of being matched. At the end of each campaign 1,000 donations will be randomly selected to benefit from an additional £5 of match funding, with successful donors being notified within 3 working days.

Please consider supporting us, you can visit our Localgiving page by clicking here!

If there’s anyone you know who might be interested in running a fundraising campaign for a local charity in the near future, then please let them know about Grow Your Tenner. There’s never been a better time to start fundraising!

Thank you for your support!

If you’d like to know more about #GiveMe5, please click here for full details.

Looking for Community Champions

Could you join our business community champions? 

Every year we run a number of events and to make those event happen in a way that reaches everyone that it needs to, we engage with as many corporate sponsors as we are able.

Our community champions help us to widen our offer of help to more people that need it. 

Could you be a community champion? 

Are you a company looking for further CSR opportunities? 

Could you donate £1-300 (or more, obviously!!) to help people in distress and their families come along to our help promoting events.

Your money would help us host events that reach people; in return you would receive sponsorship acknowledgment in local press and convene and an update about the social impact you’ve contributed to. 

Please share, and thank you and if you want to get involved, please contact admin@harmless.org.uk

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.

To download an application form and job description for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant links below. For more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Therapist
  • Suicide Bereavement Project Worker
  • Suicide Crisis Project Worker

 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 2nd January 2017.

 

First interviews to be held w/c 9th January 2017.

Second interviews to be held w/c 16th January 2017.

 

More information on all positions can be found at the following links:

 

To download our application form, please click here.

To download the job descriptions for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant link below:

Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, selected for prestigious award as One of the Ten Outstanding Young People in the UK.

Tonight, our CEO, Caroline Harroe, will head to Manchester to receive her award as one of the JCI UK’s ten outstanding young people (TOYP).

JCI TOYP serves to formally recognise young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognising these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honourees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies.

Nominated in the category of ‘Business, economic and entrepreneurial accomplishment’, her nominator says: “Caroline is an innovative social entrepreneur. She leads the service forwards driving change in the field, inspiring others, sharing compassion and ultimately valuing every life she touches in the hope that that life can be saved”.

Caroline says: “It’s a real privilege to be recognised as one of the award winners. I have dedicated my life, firstly to overcoming my own difficulties, but secondly in leading the way for others facing psychological struggle to overcome their difficulties and providing practical and innovative services to overcome their problems. I believe that hope is possible for anyone.

The last time that I had contact with services, I had attempted to take my life. No one felt more hopeless than I did right then. I had no job and saw no future. If that change is possible for me it is possible for anyone if they receive the right help and support and I now do my best to spread that message and design and deliver innovative sustainable services that can help save lives. I don’t think I do anything that we shouldn’t all be doing as a society but I am very honoured to have been recognised because it gives the vital work that we do the platform for people to talk about what we do.”

After Caroline receives her award at the event she will enter the global competition to be acknowledged as a world leader in her chosen field.

We are all very proud of Caroline and congratulate her on this latest award.

To find out more information about the JCI Ten Outstanding Young People, please click here

Celebrities are human too…

It’s very easy to feel that celebrities have it all, that they live a life of glamour and excitement, a life that many desire or aspire to.

Listening to the news this week reminded me that regardless of who we are, we are all human. A huge part of being human is not being perfect, something I know I’ve struggled with personally and is also something that is becoming more and more prominent as an issue within society.

However, we didn’t always worry about perfection.  When we were learning to walk we weren’t made to feel like failures every time we fell down. We were encouraged and supported. Somewhere along the line we develop this horrible standard that tells us failure is weakness and it’s just not true!

So I would like to remind us all that no one is invincible and that sometimes we all need support, encouragement and bravery.

 

Selena Gomez:

At the American music awards Selena Gomez made an inspirational speech revealing her struggle with depression and her recovery…

“But I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I had to stop, because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside.” 

“All I can say is I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every day with people that I love.” 

For more visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38048973

 

Kayne West:

Following the cancellation of all his remaining tour dates, an emergency services call was made and it appears Kayne West has been taken to hospital. Kardashian West’s mother, Kris Jenner, spoke to US media about the rapper’s reasons for cancelling his shows.

“He’s exhausted, he’s just really tired. He’s had a gruelling tour and it’s been a grind so he just needs some rest,” she told US TV show Extra.

For more visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38060498

 

Ellen DeGeneres:

President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom to some of the country’s best-known performers, scientists and athletes. Among them was Ellen DeGeneres who has brought so much joy into the world. But it was President Barack Obama who made us remember the huge amount of courage required by Ellen to come out on the most public of stages 20 years ago. 

“What an incredible burden that was to bear – to risk your career like that – people don’t do that very often. And then, to have the hopes of millions on your shoulders,” he said during the award ceremony at the White House.

For more visit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/23/barack-obama-chokes-awards-ellen-degeneres-medal-freedom/

So next time you start criticising or judging yourself remember that everyone is human. 

#GiveMe5 – Double your £5 donation on Nov 29th and Dec 16th 2016 through Localgiving!

We just wanted to let you know that Harmless and the Tomorrow Project are taking part in Localgiving’s upcoming #GiveMe5 campaigns.

On November 29th and December 16th 2016, Localgiving will be matching 1000 X £5 donations.

  • 29th November is #GivingTuesday, a day when people around the world come together to give back.
  • 16th December is Local Charities Day,  a new government run celebration of small, local charities and community groups

Each campaign is open for 24 hours giving you the option to donate at a time that suits you. All £5 donations have the same chance of being matched. At the end of each campaign 1,000 donations will be randomly selected to benefit from an additional £5 of match funding, with successful donors being notified within 3 working days.

Please consider supporting us, you can visit our Localgiving page by clicking here!

If there’s anyone you know who might be interested in running a fundraising campaign for a local charity in the near future, then please let them know about Grow Your Tenner. There’s never been a better time to start fundraising!

Thank you for your support!

If you’d like to know more about #GiveMe5, please click here for full details.

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.

To download an application form and job description for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant links below. For more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Therapist
  • Suicide Bereavement Project Worker
  • Suicide Crisis Project Worker

 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 2nd January 2017.

 

First interviews to be held w/c 9th January 2017.

Second interviews to be held w/c 16th January 2017.

 

More information on all positions can be found at the following links:

 

To download our application form, please click here.

To download the job descriptions for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant link below:

What do we do when things go wrong?

Harmless is an enterprising solution to overcoming mental health distress and suicide, but it’s not always an easy thing to do.

The work that we do is hard. We are often faced with intense human suffering, difficult situations, high workloads and frustrating situations. We see trauma, wrangle with stigma and discrimination and find innovative solutions to drive change.

We also see triumph and joy and recovery.

We try to find a model that works for everyone: our wonderful team and our clients and our funders and commissioners.

Often we are caught between many things; between the wishes of our clients, the limitation of our resources, the priorities of our commissioners (which incidentally, is often not the same as that of our clients) and the aspirations for the future.

We work so tremendously hard to overcome these often irreconcilable issues. We are often revisiting our model, revisiting our clients and their needs and realigning our values and our vision to feasible goals.

And we don’t always get it right.

Saving lives is our goal. I don’t know how we do that perfectly, or how we do it without constantly refining how we do things.

We are not scared to try new things and we are not scared to say when it isn’t working, because our work isn’t about saving face but it is about preventing suicide and being effective and it is about reducing distress. It is about looking after our clients and team alike in order that we achieve our aims.

So keep talking to us and telling us what you need, and what you think we should be and how you think we should do things.

And if we get it wrong, we will change. And if you need more from us, we will try to provide it.

Help us to save lives.

If you would like more information on the services we provide and the support we can offer, please contact us by emailing info@harmless.org.uk.

Thank you to Children In Need for supporting our young people self harm services

Tonight (18th November 2016) we will see the return of BBC Children in Need’s appeal show – an annual event which looks to raise money that will be used to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.

Since their first major Appeal in 1980, BBC Children in Need has raised over £800 million supporting thousands of projects to help achieve their vision; that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy and secure and allows them the chance to reach their potential.

Harmless are one of the many projects that have benefited from the money raised by the public and Children In Need.

In 2012, Harmless were awarded £88,910 over a 3 year period and supported more than 300 young people aged 11 to 18 who self-harm (or are at risk of self-harm).

In 2015, Harmless were awarded a further £109,489 to provide weekly counselling support for those who self harm or are at risk of suicide. We are now in our second year having already directly supported 63 different children and young people across Nottingham in year 1.

Earlier this year, Children In Need also created a short video about the work Harmless do which you can watch here: [Insert Link]

On behalf the Harmless team, I would like to thank Children in Need and their team for the continued support that they have given to Harmless and the children and young people that access our service(s). We wish everyone all the best and hope that they have another record breaking evening.

Darren Fox
Business and Operations Manager

 

To view an animation created by BBC Children in Need and Harmless, please click Bronwyn’s Story.

Watch Appeal Show 2015 on BBC One from 7:00pm on Friday 18th November

You can donate to Children in Need by clicking here

To learn more about our self harm support services, please contact Harmless by emailing info@harmless.org.uk