580 miles to save lives

The amazing Jo will be trekking 580 miles in support of our life saving service. Training for this challenge has begun with a 10 mile trek through through Snowdonia and climbing to the top of Moel Siabod.

The 580 mile challenge will be across Camino de Santiago where approx 20,000 pilgrims hike the Camino each year, all for their own reasons. Many searching for answers, wanting to find themselves or for the challenge.

“Its my 40th Birthday on September 29th. To celebrate this turn of a decade, I’m hiking 580 miles starting from Biarritz to Santiago de Compostela. I will continue past this famous city and hike the final 80 miles to the coast.

Pilgrims have been walking these routes for thousands of years all for different reasons; to form a spiritual path, for spiritual growth and increasing in popularity for the challenge of the hike.

After reflecting on the last decade and being aware of how far I’ve come with my own mental health struggles in life, I knew I wanted to do this hike not only to celebrate the transition into my forties, but more so for a higher reason and to utilise this amazing opportunity I have to raise awareness about mental health. The charity and the cause id like to support along ‘the way’ is a wonderful charity based in the East Midlands called Harmless. www.harmless.org.uk

They do incredible work towards self harm and suicide prevention. I attended a workshop ran by Harmless and resonated so much with the content, especially as several of the young people I was coaching at the time were struggling with self harm and suicide ideation. The knowledge and experience share by the trainer was invaluable to the way I adapted my coaching style and gave me the confidence to work with these sensitive issues.

Id love to see more charities, organisations, schools have access to this training and information and help breakdown the stigma and shame associated with suffering from mental health issues and the feeling of not being able to ask for help, or more so, not knowing where to get access to help.

I hope by sharing my journey of not only the Camino but also snippets of my own personal journey that this will raise awareness and perhaps give others hope.

Jo 🌸🌏🏞”

If you’d like to donate please click here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/jo-elcamino580milehike/

 

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?

Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our Let’s Talk Training team?

Harmless are pleased to offer these exciting opportunities to join our passionate team and help us save lives. We are looking for dynamic individuals, who are willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves.

We are currently recruiting for the below positions to join the Let’s Talk Training team.

Positions available:

Specialist Trainer
Training Support Officer
ASIST Trainer (Bank Staff)
Youth MHFA Trainer (Bank Staff)

The deadline for applications for these positions is 31st July 2018 at 5pm. Please submit all applications to admin@harmless.org.uk with the job title as the subject.

Click here to download the application packs for each of these roles

Please note: Driving will be a necessary part of these roles (with the exception of the Training Support Officer role) and therefore applicants will need to hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car to be able to undertake the position.

Please submit all applications and any questions regarding these positions to admin@harmless.org.uk by the above deadline. Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

JOB TITLE: 
Specialist Trainer
HOURS:
Up to 37.5 hours per week
(Both part time and full time available)SALARY:
Up to £22,128 per annum
(Negotiable, depending on experience)
JOB TITLE:
Training Support Officer
HOURS:
Up to 37.5 hours per week
(Both part time and full time available)SALARY:
Up to £16,968 per annum
(Negotiable, depending on experience)
JOB TITLE: 
ASIST Trainer (Sessional)
HOURS:
SessionalREMUNERATION:
£150 per day
JOB TITLE:
Youth MHFA Trainer (Sessional)
HOURS:
SessionalREMUNERATION:
£150 per day

If you have any questions regarding either of the roles or the application process, please contact us by calling 0115 880 0280 or email admin@harmless.org.uk.

Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our Clinical Team in Leicestershire?

Harmless are pleased to offer these exciting opportunities to join our passionate team and help us save lives.  We are looking for dynamic individuals, who are willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves in order to do whatever is required to help people attain recovery.

We are currently recruiting for the below positions, which will be based predominantly in Leicestershire, to join the Harmless team.

Positions available:

Specialist Therapist (Leicestershire)

Project Worker (Leicestershire)

The deadline for applications for the Specialist Therapist position is 20th July 2018 at 5pm, with interviews to take place on the 1st August 2018.

The deadline for applications for the Project Worker position is 13th July 2018 at 5pm, with interviews to take place on 23rd July 2018.

 

To download the application pack for the Specialist Therapist role, click here.

To download the application pack for the Project Worker role, click here.

 

These roles are particularly well suited to those early in their career looking for a long term opportunity to develop as a specialist therapist / project worker.

Please note: These positions will be primarily based in East Leake (Nottinghamshire), with work to also be delivered in Leicester City and across Leicestershire. Driving will be a necessary part of the role and therefore applicants will need to hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car to be able to undertake the position.

Please submit all applications and any questions regarding these positions to admin@harmless.org.uk by the above deadline. Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

JOB TITLE: Specialist Therapist (Leicestershire)

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week
(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY: Up to £23,250 per annum
(Depending on experience)

START DATE: September 2018

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

JOB TITLE: Project Worker (Leicestershire)

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week
(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY: Up to £20,000 per annum
(Depending on experience)

START DATE: September 2018

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Chrissie will be running her first half marathon in September, in aid of The Tomorrow Project.

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?

https://localgiving.org/fundrais…/chrissierobinhoodhalf2018/

Good luck we hope the training is going well Chrissie!

Thank you for choosing to support our life saving service.

Focus on you: a blog from orlaghslittlecorner

I feel like we all must do it. Compare ourselves to others I mean. Looking at their achievements and how far they’ve come, how appealing their life looks and all the things they have got and have done. But you gotta stop that. Seriously.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

It truly is! Whilst you’re comparing you life to someone’s else’s you will always feel lame. There may always be someone who seems to have more than you, but don’t forget that actually your life to someone else will look amazing compared to theirs. It’s a constant battle of people comparing themselves to each other. And it’s got to stop.

Everyone’s path has been/is different in life. Some people have been through a hell of a lot, family issues, personal issues, health issues -you name it! But I’m pretty positive in the fact that every person you could ask would have some story, some bad times in their life, so you can’t let yours be a comparison.

Celebrate people’s joy and how far they have come and be happy for them without comparing yourself!

You will never be able to see how far you have come whilst you are doing that whole ‘compare yourself to others’ thing. Take time to stop and look and realise all the amazing things you have done. How much you have achieved. Compare yourself to yourself. Look at how much you have done, how far you have traveled, how much experience you have gained in a year or 3 years, 5 or 10!

By comparing yourself to yourself you can also set some realistic goals based on where you are in life (and not by where society says you should be!). You know what goals you have to set to make a dream become a plan and whatever time frame that is that fits you, that is the perfect amount.

Throw into the mix some self-care, some you-time, some breaks from life and you will hopefully have a better look on things! ✌🏼

Link to the blog and for more wonderful blogs written byorlaghslittlecorner.wordpress.com

Check out the latest Let’s Talk Training dates on Eventbrite

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

 

Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our Let’s Talk Training team?

Harmless are pleased to offer these exciting opportunities to join our passionate team and help us save lives. We are looking for dynamic individuals, who are willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves.

We are currently recruiting for the below positions to join the Let’s Talk Training team.

Positions available:

Specialist Trainer
Training Support Officer
ASIST Trainer (Bank Staff)
Youth MHFA Trainer (Bank Staff)

The deadline for applications for these positions is 31st July 2018 at 5pm. Please submit all applications to admin@harmless.org.uk with the job title as the subject.

Click here to download the application packs for each of these roles

Please note: Driving will be a necessary part of these roles (with the exception of the Training Support Officer role) and therefore applicants will need to hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car to be able to undertake the position.

Please submit all applications and any questions regarding these positions to admin@harmless.org.uk by the above deadline. Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

JOB TITLE: 
Specialist Trainer

HOURS:
Up to 37.5 hours per week
(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY:
Up to £22,128 per annum
(Negotiable, depending on experience)

JOB TITLE:
Training Support Officer

HOURS:
Up to 37.5 hours per week
(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY:
Up to £16,968 per annum
(Negotiable, depending on experience)

JOB TITLE: 
ASIST Trainer (Sessional)

HOURS:
Sessional

REMUNERATION:
£150 per day

JOB TITLE:
Youth MHFA Trainer (Sessional)

HOURS:
Sessional

REMUNERATION:
£150 per day

If you have any questions regarding either of the roles or the application process, please contact us by calling 0115 880 0280 or email admin@harmless.org.uk.

Everyone’s 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.

 

FREE Mental Health Awareness Training in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council have commissioned Harmless to deliver half day Mental Health Awareness training sessions for staff and volunteers from a broad range of statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations, working within Derbyshire county (excluding city).

Please note that you must work with people in Derbyshire county in order to meet eligibility criteria for this free training session.

This training session will develop understanding and knowledge of:

  • The continuum of mental health and dual axis model
  • Signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Prevalence of mental health problems
  • Populations at higher risk
  • Protective and risk factors
  • Impact of mental health problems
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Approaches to incorporate into own practice in order to support interaction
  • Resources and services available both nationally and locally (Derbyshire)

 

First two dates:

Monday 16th July 1-5pm (Melbourne)
Click here to book your place

 

Monday 18th July 9am-1pm (Chesterfield)
Click here to book your place

 

Please note: Places on each of these courses are limited, and delegates must book and have received confirmation of their place in order to attend the course.

 

If you would like further details, or are interested in attending, please contact the Harmless training team:

training@harmless.org.uk

or find further details on our Eventbrite page