Self compassion: How to improve your relationships with yourself

Like many people I aspire to be more compassionate, treating others as I wish to be treated myself.  This got me thinking about how often I extend compassion towards myself, I questioned whether or not I am kinder to others than I am myself. I can recognise that at times it can be difficult to be nice to myself, to have compassion for myself when I’m going through a really hard time.

Self compassion offers me an alternative to feeling that I need to be perfect, at times I can tend to inflate my own ego and put others down to make myself feel good in comparison. Instead what I could be doing is to acknowledge my own weaknesses which can help me grow as a person.

Rather than continually judging and evaluating myself, self compassion involves generating kindness towards others. Self compassion involved treating myself kindly, as I would a close friend or loved one. I have found it helps to imagine what it could be like to receive the same caring attention from myself when I need it most. Try it and see!

Let’s Talk Training

Speak to our friendly and helpful team

Call: 0115 934 8446
Email: training@harmless.org.uk

 

Let’s Talk Training is the training operating arm of established mental health provider Harmless. The service delivers a range of specialist CPD accredited and bespoke training UK wide, including externally accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

We deliver courses on the topics of Self harm, Mental health & Suicide prevention. Our training will encourage you to explore your awareness, develop an understanding of the key issues faced by people in distress and by the services that these individuals come into contact with. We will identify the impact that we, as service providers, can potentially have upon the health, well being and recovery of those in distress and promote skills that can used in intervention as well as develop effective signposting skills.

Standards you can expect from the Let’s Talk Training Team…

  • Passionate trainers
  • Interactive deliveries
  • Supportiveness
  • Knowledgeable trainers
  • Flexible bookings and deliveries

Identify the most appropriate learning level for you…

  • Level 4 Specialist
  • Level 3 Advance
  • Level 2 Intermediate
  • Level 1 Introductory

 

Speak to our friendly and helpful team

Call: 0115 934 8446
Email: training@harmless.org.uk

Photography work experience: can you help us?

We are looking for a photographer(s) to volunteer their time to photograph two of our upcoming events. This will be a great opportunity for work experience for a budding photographer and will provide a broad portfolio.

Events

1
WSPD Prevention Pathways: Suicide prevention workshops

September 8th 2017
09:00 – 15:45
Location: Sir Collin Campbell Building, NG8 1BB

This event entails photographing the workshops and deliveries and providing photographs suitable for future promotion use. We would like to have a portfolio of images to showcase the success of the event and for this to reflect on our leading suicide prevention service. This is a great opportunity to attend free workshops and leave with a portfolio of professional and academic work.

2
10 Year celebration event
October 7th 2017
18:30 onwards
Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, NG11 6NB

This event is a celebration of our work and marks our 10 years in service, supporting of 25,000 individuals. The event consists of a drinks reception, a sit down meal, raffles, auctions a live acoustic band. Catering for 100+ guests this will be an opportunity to photograph a larger event, gaining experience of photographing private functions in a lively and relaxed environment.

If you are interested in either of these events, please contact us at info@harmless.org.uk or call us on 0115 934 8445.

CONGRATULATIONS

A huge congratulations to everyone who received their GCSE and A-Level results.  We hope you received the results you wanted and have a bright future ahead. Good luck in what you choose to pursue next and for those of you off to university, we hope to see you in Nottingham! We may be biased…but we believe it is a brilliant place for students.

Whatever you choose to do, we wish you all the luck in the world.

Now…time to celebrate!!!

What does mental health mean to you?

During 2017 mental health awareness week,  we took to the streets of Nottingham to ask exactly that. It was a great day meeting lots of wonderful people and being able to openly discuss topics surrounding #mentalhealth.

Take a look at our video and see what you think.

Thank you to the wonderful NTU students for their help, you both were brilliant.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be delivering my first Youth Mental Health First Aid Course. This is a fantastic engaging course providing lots of relevant information and statistics.

  • One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time.
  • Seven are likely to have been bullied
  • Six may be self harming
  • Rates of depression and anxiety have increased 70% in the past 25 years.
  • About 25% young people self harm on one occasion
  • 10% of suicides in the UK are by those aged 15 – 24.

Many young children are not getting the help they need. With this training key figures such as front line workers, teachers, class room assistants, carers and youth  workers  who are often in the best position to identify a young person who is struggling can learn how best to help and support these young people.

Youth Mental Health first Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8 – 18.

On this course you will learn how to preserve life, prevent deterioration of any injury or illness, promote healing and recovery and provide comfort to the ill and injured.

This course will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issues from getting worse.

This course does not teach you to be a therapist – but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond.

This course gives you the tools to have the conversation that help to empower you to create a mentally healthy environment to support young people.

Delegates feedback:

“Excellent instructors, very easy to follow and enjoyable course, the instructors made the serious subject matter easy to digest.”

 

“This was a great opportunity! Before I recognised people who are in a certain distress but I did not know what to do, now I have a clear sense of direction. “

 

“Really informative and I feel a lot more prepared to deal with people with mental health issues. Had fun too!”

 

Next training opportunity:

31st Aug & 1st Sept,

Nottingham, 9:00 – 17:00

£120 per delegate

Phone: 0115 934 8446

Email: training@harmless.org.uk

Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham over the weekend.

Our CEO, Caroline Harroe, is in the running for International Humanitarian Leadership Award for her suicide prevention work and was interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham over the weekend to discuss her nomination.

Please VOTE for Caroline here

Follow the link, scroll to Caroline’s profile and then click ‘like’.

 

In November, www.harmless.org.uk CEO was awarded recognition as one of the UK’s Ten Outstanding Young People (TOYP) for her work in the field of self harm and suicide prevention, overcoming her own experiences of mental health to promote recovery in others. Harmless’ services have had a reach of over 100,000 individuals in the last ten years, helping to save thousands of lives from suicide and reaching those who wouldn’t otherwise have had a place to go for help and understanding.

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 originally in the category of ‘Business, economic and entrepreneurial accomplishment’ Caroline stood alongside other UK honourees such as Paralympian David Weir, to receive her award.

However, we have recently learned of Caroline’s success in being put forward as one of the top 20 young people in the world. Over 209 individuals had been recognised for their work in their respective countries and only 20 have been selected to compete in the final stage of judging.

Voting is now open for a week and the result of the public vote and panel decision will secure a place in the top ten of this highly competitive international competition and if successful Caroline will head to Amsterdam to receive her accolade alongside other international young people.

Caroline says: ‘to achieve any kind of recognition at a UK level was both astounding and wonderful. I have applied a business model to creating a successful life saving suicide prevention enterprise. Having an opportunity and a platform to communicate about this work means, in spite of any recognition for me, that suicide is something we can talk about. Giving me the opportunity to talk on an International platform about something so vital to my life is more than I could ever ask for and I only hope that I can make it to Amsterdam for those reasons alone.’

We hope that the UK will get behind Caroline in taking her suicide prevention message of hope and recovery into an international platform.

Please VOTE for Caroline here

Follow the link, scroll to Caroline’s profile and then click ‘like’.

Harmless’ CEO in the running for International Humanitarian Leadership Award for her suicide prevention work; please spare a second to vote for her.

(Voting is open now and closes on the 24th August. Support Caroline Harroe. Follow the link, https://toyp.jci.cc, scroll to her profile and then click ‘like’.)

In November, Harmless CEO was awarded recognition as one of the UK’s Ten Outstanding Young People (TOYP) for her work in the field of self harm and suicide prevention, overcoming her own experiences of mental health to promote recovery in others. Harmless’ services have had a reach of over 100,000 individuals in the last ten years, helping to save thousands of lives and reaching those who wouldn’t otherwise have had a place to go for help and understanding.

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 originally in the category of ‘Business, economic and entrepreneurial accomplishment’ Caroline stood alongside other UK honourees such as Paralympian David Weir, to receive her award.

However, we have recently learned of Caroline’s success in being put forward as one of the top 20 young people in the world. Over 209 individuals had been recognised for their work in their respective countries and only 20 have been selected to compete in the final stage of judging.

Voting is now open for a week and the result of the public vote and panel decision will secure a place in the top ten of this highly competitive international competition and if successful Caroline will head to Amsterdam to receive her accolade alongside other international young people.

Caroline says: ‘to achieve any kind of recognition at a UK level was both astounding and wonderful. I have applied a business model to creating a successful life saving suicide prevention enterprise. Having an opportunity and a platform to communicate about this work means, in spite of any recognition for me, that suicide is something we can talk about. Giving me the opportunity to talk on an International platform about something so vital to my life is more than I could ever ask for and I only hope that I can make it to Amsterdam for those reasons alone.’

We hope that the UK will get behind Caroline in taking her suicide prevention message of hope and recovery into an international platform.

Voting is open now. Support Caroline. Follow the link, https://toyp.jci.cc, scroll to her profile and then click ‘like’. 

Thank you for helping us to join the international conversation on suicide prevention and for supporting Caroline in recognition of her Humanitarian Leadership.

Have you emailed The Tomorrow Project and not received a reply? We’re sorry – We have been having technical issues!

It has come to our attention that emails sent to tomorrow@harmless.org.uk have not been reaching us. Unfortunately, this was due to a  technical issue with the email address that have now been rectified.

We would like to apologise to anyone who has tried to make contact but have not received a reply!

If you have emailed us and not received a response, please email again.

All our other accounts are working fine and have not experience any issues. 

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential, suicide support service offering support to those in suicide crisis and those bereaved and affected by suicide.

If you require crisis or bereavement support, please use the details blow:

 

For crisis support –

crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk

0115 934 8447 – please note this number is not a 24hr help line and a project worker will respond within 1 working day

 

For bereavement support –

bereavement@tomorrowproject.org.uk

0115 934 8445