Exciting news!!!

The knitting pattern for The Lovelock scarf will be launching on Tuesday 28th February!

Pattern designer Clare, from Sister Mountain, developed a knitting pattern to sell to raise money for us after losing her friend to suicide. The scarf will mark her friend’s life and we hope that by celebrating her life we can offer hope to others who are struggling. Read their story Here

All of the proceeds from pattern sales of the Lovelock scarf will be donated to Harmless. We were chosen by the bereaved family as we are an organisation where all proceeds go directly towards saving lives, so that no one else faces such a tragic loss.

The lovelock scarf is both tragic and hopeful, and a simple way that we can pass on the love and warmth of an item of clothing to people feeling lost and alone and desperate whilst raising hope, awareness end funds for our vital work.

If you can help us and knit us a very special scarf then please contact us!

If you are interested and want to know more you can contact us by email at info@harmless.org.uk.

We will also be auctioning some of the amazing scarves to add to the fundraising.

SKYDIVING LEANNE

Our intern, Leanne, is raising money for Harmless by taking part in a sponsored sky dive.

 “I’m Leanne Moulton I have recently started my internship at Harmless . After working closely with the harmless team I’ve gained a true understanding of the importance of the work they do and how critical the services they provide, because of this I would love to help in any way I can so have decided to conquer my fear of flying and do a sponsored sky dive!

The sky dive will be on Sunday the 6th of March, all money raised will go straight to Harmless to help them reach their 30K in 90 day target to continue their lifesaving support! All donations no matter how small are incredibly appreciated.”

Support her now by sponsoring her through her gofundme  page, Leanne’s Sky Dive for Harmless, or click here.

We look forward to sharing the amount raised and a video clip of how well she coped.

Harmless & Tomorrow Project team attend the Towards Zero Suicide Conference in Birmingham

Some of the Harmless and Tomorrow Project team attended the Towards Zero Suicide conference in Birmingham yesterday. We have heard from a huge range of speakers from so many different backgrounds, including Dr Rebecca Martinez, a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS, Philipa Smith from the British Transport Police, and Clare Dickens with Stuart Guy from Connecting with People.

This mornings speakers have encouraged delegates to think critically about how we discuss and define suicide – as you can imagine, to understand suicide we must be able to speak about it on the same level, regardless of our relationship to suicide whether experienced professionally or personally.

What’s become clear from the wide range of speakers is that the topic of suicide permeates across all professions both here in the U.K. and internationally. With this is mind, I feel that conferences and events like this are essential not only to inform people of the current thinking around it, but it brings delegates from all different backgrounds with so much different experience together to try and make those connections between the personal, professional and academic. Arguably, to fully tackle the issues of suicide and self harm, these three disciplines must work in alignment rather than in opposition.

With that said, the conference has really excited me for the national self-harm conference Harmless is holding on the 1st of March – this coming Wednesday! We do have some places remaining for the day, with an incredible wealth of speakers coming and workshops being held. We hope to see you there!

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

Harmless: Who we are?

Caroline Harroe CEO summing up what Harmless is all about. To learn more about how Harmless can help you or someone you know email: info@harmless.org.uk 

Pam Burrows on From Harm to Hope

01st March 2017 is Self harm awareness day and in line with this we are holding our National Conference, From Harm to Hope. 

Pam Burrows is just one of the many workshop speakers presenting on the day, here she is giving you a taste of what is to come. 

If you are interested in attending then please BOOK NOW or email admin@harmless.org.uk 

 

Silent Auction: 2x X Factor Live Tour Tickets for 23rd Feb 2017

We have been fortunate enough to receive TWO additional X-Factor Live show tickets!!!!

The live show is on Thursday 23rd Feb 2017 and we are hosting a SILENT AUCTION.

To be involved all you need to do is email info@harmless.org.uk with your bid.

*Auction ends 22/02/17 at 5pm*

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.

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

 

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