Head on down to John Lewis and Waitrose in Nottingham to vote for Harmless!

Community Matters, May – August

The team at Harmless work tirelessly each day to support the local and wider community who are struggling with their mental and emotional wellbeing, self harm and those at risk of suicide. The work we do is critical and ultimately it saves lives. At Harmless we know mental health doesn’t discriminate, so neither do we.

We are very excited to have been selected by John Lewis and Waitrose to be part of the Community Matters scheme. The scheme running for four months, has £3000 to share between three organisations, and the pot of money is divided by the amount of tokens placed in each organisations pot.

We are a non profit organisation and rely on the support on the community to keep our life saving services afloat. Help us save lives by popping into John Lewis/Waitrose and putting a green token in the pot! Every single coin will make a difference and you really will be helping us save lives.

Would you like to join the Harmless as a Specialist Therapist or Project Worker?

We are currently recruiting for the following positions to join the Harmless team:

Specialist Therapist

Project Worker

The deadline for applications is 24th July 2017, with interviews to take place  Wednesday 2nd August 2017

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email admin@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include the job title you are applying for in your email.

 

JOB TITLE: Specialist Therapist

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week

SALARY: £23,250 per annum

START DATE: 1st September 2017

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide therapy for 12 to 24 weeks across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire to clients who experience mental health problems, depression and anxiety, and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • To be responsible for fully assessing individual needs, implementing/agreeing care plan or equivalent and developing a safety plan.
  • Engage in activities that promote Psychological wellbeing (including maintain/promote physical and mental health); Social Functioning (including social activity, employment and education); Resilience (looking at helping an individual cope and resolve some of their difficulties); Help-Seeking (Ensuring individuals are able to access support from a variety of sources and ultimately reduces risk to that individual including 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 distress and self harm.
  • To support the clinical and support services manager to uphold the short term, medium term and long term organisational and clinical and support services objectives.

 

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week

SALARY: £20,000 per annum

START DATE: 1st September 2017

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Job Description

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • The project worker will work with clients and engage in activities that promote:
    • Psychological wellbeing (include maintain/promote physical and mental wellbeing).
    • Social functioning (including social activity, employment/education).
    • Resilience (looking at helping an individual cope and resolve some of their difficulties).
    • Help seeking (ensuring individuals are able to access support from a variety of sources and ultimately reduces risk to that individual – including self harm and suicide).
  • Responsibility for fully assessing individual needs, Implementing/agreeing care plan or equivalent and develop a safety plan
  • To provide an assertive outreach approach across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, 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.
  • To support the Clinical and Support services manager to uphold the short term, medium term and long term organisational and the clinical and support team’s objectives.

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email admin@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include the job title you are applying for in your email.

The dates for the *NEW* catch up café are here!

We held a focus group with clients who regularly attended our drop in sessions. We discovered a need and want for a safe, comfortable space to catch up with one another, lots of brainstorming occurred about what the clients would like to see, thus, the catch up café was born, along with the phrase ‘C U at the CUC’.

At harmless, we have created a warm, welcoming and encouraging environment for our clients to come and chat amongst each other, along with our friendly staff.

Dates:

July 19th – 2-3pm

August 16th – 1.30-2.30pm

September 20th – 3-4pm

The cafes are aimed at those 18+. Our staff will be on hand to provide information on how our service can support you and those you know. They will take place once a month at our Nottingham city office.

See you at the Catch Up Café!

Summer Briefings for Education Safeguarding Leads in Lincoln

Last week marked the first two of five Summer Briefings for Education Safeguarding Leads in Lincoln. We joined forces with Lincolnshire County Council, Digital Media Edge and NSPCC to talk about how we can support their staff, young people they work with and parents and carers. Both days were informative and rewarding offering many new and hopeful working relationships as well as enabling Harmless and the Tomorrow project to offer provision to a client group that would not necessarily have been reachable.

Come on down to the Café Connect on 29th or 30th June to be part of an Eating issues focus group

The self harm research group are holding a Café Connect focus group at the Nottingham Contemporary from 12pm-2pm on 29th or 30th June, around the topic of Eating Issues. Harmless will be in attendance to provide support.

Please contact Blandine French (llxbf5@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk), the Café Connect Researcher for the project, to book your place if you’d like to take part.

In the groups (which will last up to one hour) we will be discussing how to adapt our Card Sort Task for Self-Harm (CaTS) for eating issues.  You do not have to have received a diagnosis or have received treatment for eating issues to take part – but we are looking for people who have struggled with eating issues to take part.

3 women cycle a combined 75 miles for us all!

Today our clinical manager, Adrienne, her mother and her 11 year old daughter cycled 25 miles each to raise money to keep our services afloat. 
What’s phenomenal, is that an eleven year old girl, her mother and her grandmother did this together to help people they’ll never even meet.
25 miles is a long way and we are so grateful for their hard work on a very warm day.
They’re giving up their Sunday and doing what they’re doing to raise money so that people that they have never met, are given the opportunity for help. 
If your child needs us, today will help us to be there for them. If your friend, brother, mother needs us… we will be there because of three pairs of hardworking legs and a lot of love out there on their bikes. 
Thank you to all three of you. 
Can you give a little to edge them to their total?

https://localgiving.org/fundraising/adriennecycling25mile/

Would you like to join the Harmless & 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:

MHFA Trainer (Bank Staff)

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2017, with interviews to take place  w/c 24th July 2017

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email admin@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include the job title you are applying for in your email.

 

JOB TITLE: MHFA Trainer

Hours: Bank Staff

Remuneration:

  • £150 per day (£300 per 2-day delivery)
  • 25p per mile travel
  • Hotel accommodation for night of Day one (Booked By Harmless)

 

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

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

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver 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 admin@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include the job title you are applying for in your email.

Our Catch Up Café is heading to East Leake!

Our sessions are friendly and welcoming. We create a relaxed atmosphere with approachable staff who provide important information explaining how our service can support you, your friends and family or a colleague.

The cafes are aimed at those 18+. Our staff will be on hand to provide information on how our service can support you and those you know. They will take place once a month at our East Leake Office.

See you at the catch up café!

Dates :

July 28th – 10am-11am

August 25th – 10am-11am

September 22nd – 10am-11am

All catch up café sessions will take place at:

The Tomorrow Project

Unit 1
Lighting House
3-5 Station Road
East Leake
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE12 6LQ

To speak to our friendly team:

Phone: 0115 9348445

Email: info@harmless.org.uk

 

Power issues at Harmless HQ… Please bear with us.

This week our offices for both Harmless and The Tomorrow Project have been without most of its power. These issues are still ongoing but we are hopeful that they will be fixed by the end of this week.

This has meant that we have been without computers, air conditioning and lighting.

While we have been doing everything we can to stay running as usual, we have had limited access to emails, social media and the phone systems. We apologise for any inconvenience but appreciate your patience if you have been trying to contact us. We will still endeavour to answer any contact as soon as possible. 

If you are trying to contact us you can still do so using your usual methods or by emailing info@harmless.org.uk or calling 0115 934 8445. Please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible.

Once again we apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

 

Come on down to the Café Connect on 29th or 30th June to be part of an Eating issues focus group

The self harm research group are holding a Café Connect focus group at the Nottingham Contemporary from 12pm-2pm on 29th or 30th June, around the topic of Eating Issues. Harmless will be in attendance to provide support.

Please contact Blandine French (llxbf5@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk), the Café Connect Researcher for the project, to book your place if you’d like to take part.

In the groups (which will last up to one hour) we will be discussing how to adapt our Card Sort Task for Self-Harm (CaTS) for eating issues.  You do not have to have received a diagnosis or have received treatment for eating issues to take part – but we are looking for people who have struggled with eating issues to take part.