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”.
Important Information: Harmless and the Tomorrow Project update their contact details. Calls to old landline numbers no longer accepted.
Further to our announcement in October 2017, we would like to let you all know that from today we can only receive landline calls to our new phone numbers. All old numbers have been disconnected and will no longer be monitored. This is as a result of a phone system update which coincided with the recent relocation of our main offices from NCVS to Beech Avenue.
Please see below for a reminder of the new phone numbers:
Harmless & Tomorrow Project (Admin only): 0115 880 0280
Let’s Talk Training: 0115 880 0281
Tomorrow Project Suicide Crisis Line: 0115 880 0282
For reference, our old numbers are 01159 348 445, 446 and 447.
Please note: All our email addresses and mobile phone numbers remain the same and unaffected. Please continue to use these methods as usual.
Unfortunately, it means many of our resources have outdated phone numbers but updated versions will be made available. We would like to thank you for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
From Harm to Hope
Nottingham Conference Centre
Do you have an interest in learning more about self harm?
Do you want to opportunities to connect with lead academics and professionals?
Do you want to raise awareness and reduce stigma around self harm?
If you answered yes to any of those questions then I believe our National Self harm Conference just might be for you.
1st March is Self harm Awareness day and in line with this we run a National conference, which gathers lead academics from all over the country to come speak.
As in previous years, the conference will be shaped around the following five strategic areas:
- Collaborative partnership
- Service user representation
- Effective practice
- Driving change
- Overcoming stigma and discrimination
Click HERE for tickets
It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it, the more we can challenge stigma and discrimination and bring hope.
Mental health problems affects one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.
In the UK in 2016 there were 6,188 suicides and that’s 6,188 more deaths than there should have been. Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in the UK, with those over 45 at greatest risk. This ultimately shows us the need for support, the need to challenge stigma around mental health and that starts by talking.
Too many people right now who are struggling with their mental health are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives…..and ultimately SAVE LIVES.
Why not make a pledge with yourself to start new conversations this Time to Talk day? You may be saving someone’s life.