New offices, be patient with us!

Today, after over 8 years with our registered office being based at the volunteer centre in Nottingham, we have moved to our own dedicated building. 

We will update you with more information as things start to take shape, but as we make these changes please be patient with us. 

Our phone numbers will stay the same but there may be a gap in provision. If you struggle to get hold of us, please drop us an email at info@harmless.org.uk 

This is an exciting but also a very hectic time for us and we will do our best to ensure everything as seemless as possible. 

Thank you for your patience and support.

New training days available – Book now on Eventbrite…

As the season changes, schools are back in session, and the shops start stocking up for (shhh) Christmas, Harmless embark on their office move. We are excited to announce our first set of training dates to be held in our new space! We have set up an Eventbrite page, which will make booking our training easier than ever before. We are holding a range of different sessions between now and December, so please take a look at our page and contact our training team if you have any questions, 0115 934 8446.

You can book onto one of our training sessions at this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/harmless-lets-talk-training-14795237737

We look forward to seeing you there!

This beautiful #lovelockscarf arrived at Harmless recently in the most wonderful & thoughtful wrapping

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.

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.

https://www.sistermountain.com/blog/introducing-lovelock – blog post on the knitting pattern

“I like to think of the Lovelock scarf as a hug to someone who needs it: a physical act of wrapping yourself or someone you care about in love. By purchasing this scarf pattern, not only will you be able to knit something comforting and beautiful for yourself (knitting is most definitely self-care, don’t you agree?) but you will also be helping Harmless to provide comfort to those who desperately need it”.

Training sessions to break the stigma around self harm

Last week Harmless welcomed 12 lovely delegates for a full day of self harm awareness training. All 12 work with young people, and the training generated a lot of discussion around how we best support children who are struggling with issues around self harm.

We know that school staff work tirelessly to support the young people they work with every day, and that self harm is on the increase. There have been recorded rises in self harm A & E admissions for young people, and we know that suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in the UK.Anything we can do to continue to break the stigma to enable children to talk openly about their distress is going to support our vision to save lives. Training is just one small part of that.

Thank you to the delegates who attended, asked questions, shared their experiences and reminded me that we are very fortunate to have some excellent support for young people in our local schools and colleges.

If you would like information about what training we can provide, please contact us at:

Phone: 0115 934 8446

Email: training@harmless.org.uk

 

East Leake Catch up Café Cancelled!

We were scheduled to hold a Catch up Café on Friday 22nd September 2017 at 10am in our East Leake office!

Unfortunately, this has been cancelled!

We are really sorry about this and we are hoping to get new dates set as soon as we can!

If you would like to find our more information about our service or would like to refer in, please call or email us on:

0115 934 8445

crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk

bereavement@tomorrowproject.org.uk

Get your Raffle Tickets here!

Tickets are £1 each and you can buy your raffle tickets here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

Raffle prizes include:

  • Two Sheffield Wednesday match day tickets
  • Two Notts County match day tickets
  • Paper Veil Weddings £70 voucher for a bespoke limited edition print
  • Two Broadway Cinema tickets
  • Great Central Railway family ticket (2 adults & 3 children)
  • Oscar & Rosies £20 pizza gift voucher
  • Eden Hall simply spa day experience gift card
  • Create Gift Love handmade magnets & coasters
  • Makeup selection
  • East Leake Manor Farm & Woodlands vouchers
  • £50 gift voucher for dinner at Las Iguanas
  • Family crazy golf – The Lost City tickets
  • 2x Super + Super paper cutting books
  • Kenzo vanity case
  • 2x National Ice Centre family pass (4 people)
  • Pudding Pantry voucher for pudding and coffee for two
  • A bottle of wine
Just over three weeks until our Harmless Celebration event and excitement is high. If there is ever an excuse to eat good food, have fun and raise awareness then the 7th of October is the time.

This year’s celebration is extra special as we will be also celebrating our ten year anniversary, having supported over 25,000 individuals.

To all who are coming, we look forward to seeing you there and to those who couldn’t attend we hope to see you in following years to come. However, it’s not too late to join in!

If you fancy a day out, some gift vouchers for a variety of places or some exclusive items, then why not buy a raffle ticket?

You can buy your raffle tickets here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

Tickets are £1 each and all the money raised goes directly towards helping us provide a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

The draw will take place on October 7th 2017 and all winners will be notified within two weeks of the draw taking place. Please make sure you include a phone number and email address so that we can contact you if you win. Ticket numbers will be emailed to you within 3 working days of receipt of payment.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Send a card, save a life

It’s almost that time of year again…..

 

Help support vital self harm and suicide prevention services by sending a festive card this holiday season!

Premium quality cards come in packs of 8 with 2 designs and self seal envelopes

 All the money raised will go directly towards supporting the ongoing work of Harmless and The Tomorrow Project and saving lives.

Make someone’s day and reach out to them with a special card, the small things really make the biggest difference.

Get your Christmas Cards here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Christmas-cards

Get your raffle tickets now!

Tickets are £1 each and you can buy your raffle tickets here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

Raffle prizes include:

  • Two Sheffield Wednesday match day tickets
  • Two Notts County match day tickets
  • Paper Veil Weddings £70 voucher for a bespoke limited edition print
  • Two Broadway Cinema tickets
  • Great Central Railway family ticket (2 adults & 3 children)
  • Oscar & Rosies £20 pizza gift voucher
  • Eden Hall simply spa day experience gift card
  • Create Gift Love handmade magnets & coasters
  • Makeup selection
  • East Leake Manor Farm & Woodlands vouchers
  • £50 gift voucher for dinner at Las Iguanas
  • Family crazy golf – The Lost City tickets
  • 2x Super + Super paper cutting books
  • Kenzo vanity case
  • 2x National Ice Centre family pass (4 people)
  • Pudding Pantry voucher for pudding and coffee for two
  • A bottle of wine
Just over three weeks until our Harmless Celebration event and excitement is high. If there is ever an excuse to eat good food, have fun and raise awareness then the 7th of October is the time.

This year’s celebration is extra special as we will be also celebrating our ten year anniversary, having supported over 25,000 individuals.

To all who are coming, we look forward to seeing you there and to those who couldn’t attend we hope to see you in following years to come. However, it’s not too late to join in!

If you fancy a day out, some gift vouchers for a variety of places or some exclusive items, then why not buy a raffle ticket?

You can buy your raffle tickets here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

Tickets are £1 each and all the money raised goes directly towards helping us provide a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

The draw will take place on October 7th 2017 and all winners will be notified within two weeks of the draw taking place. Please make sure you include a phone number and email address so that we can contact you if you win. Ticket numbers will be emailed to you within 3 working days of receipt of payment.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Harmless are heading for ten – and moving on!

As we move towards our tenth anniversary, Harmless and it’s wonderful team have a time of hard work and reflection ahead. We hope that you will join us in a celebration of our work, by sharing our posts and getting involved in the activities we are hosting.

We also have some big news. Since 2009 all of our activities for Harmless have been hosted from the Volunteer Centre in Nottingham. On practically the eve of our anniversary, Harmless and The Tomorrow Project will move their main activities from the NCVS building and into our own premises.

We will no doubt have a lot of kinks to iron out so please bear with us during the transition and we do hope that in the near future you will all take time to come and see us in our new dedicated self harm and suicide prevention support space.

We will endeavour to keep our support services at NCVS so as not to disrupt the clients that we are already seeing.

Wish us luck!