Science shows that spending time outdoors can actually make you healthier.

Escaping to the woods, mountains or even your local park positively supports both your body and your mind. And psychologists and health researchers are finding more and more science-backed reasons we should spend time outside.

Research conducted at the University of Essex showed that the colour green, such as that found on trees, grass and other plants in nature, makes exercise feel easier. The small study tested cyclists pedaling in front of green, grey and red images. Those exercising in front of the green showed less mood disturbances and reported that they felt lower exertion during their cycling.

Most of us are aware that a quick walk around the block does wonders for the mind. But what a new study reveals is that if you want to come back with your brain power enhanced, the scenery en route really matters.

Not only this…..as taking a stroll can also increase creativity. Research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that walking increases creative production. And while walking anywhere — whether through the woods or in town — is beneficial in that it prompts creativity.

Spending time in nature has been shown to lower stress levels so what are we waiting for? Who’s joining us on a scenic walk?

 

Thoughts from our photographer, Thomas

“I’m honoured to announce I am currently shooting portraits for Harmless the tomorrow project creating a city wide display of images that will be shown on World Suicide prevention day 2018. I greatly respect the work they do and so I appreciate anyone who follows our Instagram @everyones.business to keep up to date with the project” – Thomas Griffiths, Photographer.
 
We are incredibly excited to be working with photographer Thomas Griffiths on our World Suicide Prevention day exhibition. A photography project about suicide, whether you’ve faced your own suicidal thoughts/crisis, been bereaved by suicide or helped someone #thisisallofus
 
We have created an Instagram feed sharing the stories of hope in the build up to our photography exhibition. Please follow everyones.business
 
If you would like to take part please email info@harmless.org.uk with your contact details and a brief paragraph about your experiences.
 
Please take a look at Thomas’ work: https://thomasgriffithsphotography.weebly.com/about-me.html

Join us to celebrate 11 years of Harmless…

 

The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work, as we celebrate our 11th anniversary, and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Each year we spend time with friends and colleagues, celebrating the work that we have done and the lives that we have saved and the money we raise on the night goes directly back into our life saving services.

The Date:
Saturday 29th September 2018

The Venue:
Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, NG11 6NB

The Cost:
£40.00 per head
Or a table of 10 for £350 (£35 per head)

The Event:
Three course meal with raffle, silent auction, games & live music

Dress Code:
Smart

The purpose:
To raise enough money to save more lives!

Please come along and join is in what will be a wonderful night, learn more about our work, celebrate our triumphs and help us to raise money to keep us driving services in the field of self harm and suicide prevention forwards.

http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Harmless-Celebration-2018

Everyones business

“The thought…the far off dream…of one day becoming a mother helped me find my way to recovery. I had given up for so long, written off as an ‘expected suicide’ but now I’m expecting my 4th and 5th children and dedicated my life to helping others out of the darkness” Caroline Harroe, CEO.
 
We have created an Instagram feed sharing the stories of hope in the build up to our photography exhibition.
Please follow @everyones.business
 
A photography project about suicide, whether you’ve faced your own suicidal thoughts/crisis, been bereaved by suicide or helped someone #thisisallofus
 
If you would like to take part please email info@harmless.org.uk with your contact details and a brief paragraph about your experiences.

Check out the latest Let’s Talk Training dates

Let’s Talk Training is holding a range of accredited training dates across the year #CPDaccredited including;
• Level 2 (Frontline) Self harm
• Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
• Mental Health First Aid Youth
• Mental Health First Aid Adult
 
For more information or to book on a course please visit Eventbrite: http://harmless.eventbrite.com
For any queries please phone: 0115 880 0281 or email: training@harmless.org.uk

24% away from the target!

Chris is parachuting to raise funds for our life saving service! He is only 24% away from his target of £500. Can you help him reach his goal? You’ll be a life saver.
 
Here’s what Chris said….
 
I am parachuting to raise funds for a fabulous organisation called Harmless, a user-led organisation that provides services concerning self-harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to professionals, to people who self-harm, their friends and families, and to those at risk of suicide.
 
Harmless was set up by people who understand these issues and at the heart of their service is a real sense of hope. They know that with the right support and help life can get better.
 
Harmless deliver a range of services including drop-in, crisis café, short and long-term support and psychotherapy. Under The Tomorrow Project they additionally deliver suicide crisis and bereavement services. They are largely self-funded and I hope what we raise can go a little way to further enabling them to preserve long-term and compassionate help for all those that need it.
 
Please give generously and a massive thank you to you all 🙂
 
https://localgiving.org/fundraising/skydiving-for-harmless/

Chrissie’s Robin Hood half marathon

Chrissie will be running her first half marathon in September, in aid of The Tomorrow Project.
 
“Hello! I’m Chrissie. I’m currently training for my first half marathon in September. I would like to use this opportunity to raise some much needed funds for a local charity, which is close to a lot of people’s hearts – The Tomorrow Project.”
 
Chrissie is just 20% away from her target fundraising, can you help?
 
 
Good luck we hope the training is going well Chrissie!
 
Thank you for choosing to support our life saving service.

Exciting changes ahead – but we need your help if you’re in Derbyshire.

We have been lucky enough to secure a contract to deliver mental health training across the wonderful county of Derbyshire.

In order to make the work as successful as we can we’re looking for training venues across the county with the first three places we need to find somewhere being Long Eaton, Matlock and Chesterfield, but do need other places across Derbyshire such as Swadlincote, Shirebrook, Heanor.

If you know of any community venues suitable for delivering for training for up to 20 people then give us a shout.

The more work we do in those areas, the greater the level of support we can offer.

If you can help, or if you’re interested in the training when it launches next month, please email us on training@harmless.org.uk

To be eligible for the training you’d need to be living, working or volunteering in Derbyshire county with adults who may experience mental health needs.

We look forward to this exciting extension to our work and to meeting you!

Harmless’ 11th Anniversary Celebration Event 

Saturday 29th September 2018

The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work, as we celebrate our 11th anniversary, and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Each year we spend time with friends and colleagues, celebrating the work that we have done and the lives that we have saved and the money we raise on the night goes directly back into our life saving services.

Please come along and join is in what will be a wonderful night, learn more about our work, celebrate our triumphs and help us to raise money to keep us driving services in the field of self harm and suicide prevention forwards.

The Venue:
Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, NG11 6NB

The Date:
Saturday 29th September 2018

The Cost:
£40.00 per head
Or a table of 10 for £350 (£35 per head)

The Event:
Three course meal with raffle, silent auction, games & live music

Dress Code:
Smart

The purpose:
To raise enough money to save more lives!

Click here to buy tickets

http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Harmless-Celebration-2018