From Harm to Hope

From Harm to Hope
 
Theme – Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
Friday 28th February 2020
 
£100 per delegate place
 
(£90 Early bird rate end on 30th November, tickets will be £100 thereafter. Tickets must be booked and paid for to qualify for the Early Bird rate)
 
As a third sector organisation, we appreciate the barriers that many professionals face when accessing CPD opportunities. We are proud to offer reduced ticket prices to ensure those who support people bereaved by suicide can improve their skills and knowledge in a more affordable way. Some things are more important than just making money.
 
Conference details:
 
The theme of our conference is Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
The theme of this conference in response to the shocking rise in female suicides. Rates for females’ ages 10-24 has seen the most significant increase with deaths at 3.3 per 100,000 females in the UK.
 
Research is telling us that whilst men are the most at risk group to die by suicide, the rate of deaths by women are increasing at shocking rate, and Harmless in response have themed our conference around this.
 
Join us to explore: Apathy, The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women. With presentations and workshops around trauma, personality disorder, self harm, domestic abuse and eating disorders we hope the day will respond time the needs of women, firmly and positively.
 
This exciting new event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and suicide prevention and practitioners & academics within the field in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.
 
Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:
 
Collaborative partnership
Service user representation
Effective practice
Driving change
Overcoming stigma and discrimination
Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm and suicide prevention.
 
Confirmed Sessions:
 
Perinatal Mental Health
 
Trauma
 
Personality Disorder
 
Menopause
 
Domestic Abuse
 
Eating Disorders
 
Autism
 
Venue:
The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre at Nottingham Trent University.
 
Where can I find more information?
 
If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk
 
Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 880 0280
 

New training dates

Meet Helen, our new Suicide Bereavement Support Officer

Hello,

My name is Helen, I have recently joined the great team at Harmless as a suicide bereavement support officer for the Tomorrow Project. I am currently training to be a counsellor and I hope this will help me in my supporting role. Most of my previous experience has been people facing and connecting with people is something that I find is rich and rewarding. My background is varied from sales to health and fitness, so well-being is something that is of particular interest to me. This experience has given me an understanding of the importance of self- care, both physical and mental.

I am looking forward to supporting people through the tomorrow project.

Did you know that nearly a third of people with mental health problems feel ‘unable to cope’ at Christmas?

Even more worryingly 1 in 5 have considered taking their own life because of it.

We know that sometimes the best tips and ideas for coping with distress comes from those people who have been through it themselves. You never know who might read it, or who you might help so why not share your thoughts, feelings or our blogs amongst your networks and let someone know that you’re here for them if they need it.

Together we can help. Together we can save lives.

Keep talking and stay safe.

Meet Rachel, our new Suicide Bereavement Support Officer

Hi. I’m Rachel and have recently joined the Tomorrow Project team as a Suicide Bereavement Support Officer. My role will be to work with clients bereaved by suicide in Leicestershire, offering practical and emotional support. The heart of our service is the ethos that with the right support and help life can get better. I expect the role to be challenging at times, emotive but rewarding.

Prior to joining the Tomorrow Project I worked in bereavement support with a national charity and also as a volunteer counsellor with a Leicester cancer charity. I have also just completed my counselling training with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I see the Tomorrow Project as offering a vital support service for those bereaved by suicide who historically across Leicestershire may have had to wait for weeks or even months to access support. Expressing feelings and thoughts to those close to you or a support organisation is something that has been shown to help. Although all bereavements are different, as someone who has been bereaved by suicide I personally also have some experience of what clients are going through.

I look forward to helping to drive the support service forward in Leicestershire and ensuring that we are able to help as many clients as possible.

Graduate/ student opportunity

Harmless are recruiting for a voluntary intern who can work with us on a short term project.

The internship will involve exploring the evidence base for treatment of those who have experienced trauma to support us in summarising the evidence base through a literature review in order that this informs the trauma practice delivered within our service.

The opportunity is well suited to a student or graduate seeking supportive academic experience within a mental health service.

The project will commence in January and we look forward to receiving your application to the email address info@harmless.org.uk

You can express your interest in this opportunity by sending us your expression of interest, a brief summary of your experience, and what you think you could bring to this project.

We would also be interested in what you would like to gain from your time within our organisation.

We look forward to meeting our successful applicant or applicants in the New Year and cannot wait to hear from you!

Have a great Christmas!

Workplace wellbeing; look after your staff and they will look after you (&you help us save lives at the same time -1 min read)

Harmless is a service that takes care of the most vulnerable in society.

Of all ages, we help people that are at risk of Suicide and are facing deep psychological distress.

Who are these individuals?

They are our mothers and sons and friends and colleagues. They are our world.

How do we do help?

This bit isn’t rocket science. This is about saying we will be there and then being there. This is a cup of tea on a cold day. It is a compassionate conversation when someone is rock bottom. It is finding the hope in a hopeless situation.

How do we keep the service running?

We raise our own finance by the provision of consultancy and training services to businesses and organisations UK wide.

We help YOU by delivering workplace mental health, wellness, workplace culture and managerial training. We help YOU to drive performance in your service by enabling you to look after your staff?

How does this save lives?

Firstly, looked after staff are safer: so firstly, we help you to help your staff. But then, the magic is simply in that in selling training to you, we raise finance to provide frontline services.

A simple model.

You get what you need. We get what we need.

And with that we keep saving lives.

Win, win, really? Now who wants to be a life saver….?!!!!

Drop us a line training@harmless.org.uk or have a browse here

From Harm to Hope

From Harm to Hope
 
Theme – Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
Friday 28th February 2020
 
£100 per delegate place
 
(£90 Early bird rate end on 30th November, tickets will be £100 thereafter. Tickets must be booked and paid for to qualify for the Early Bird rate)
 
As a third sector organisation, we appreciate the barriers that many professionals face when accessing CPD opportunities. We are proud to offer reduced ticket prices to ensure those who support people bereaved by suicide can improve their skills and knowledge in a more affordable way. Some things are more important than just making money.
 
Conference details:
 
The theme of our conference is Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
The theme of this conference in response to the shocking rise in female suicides. Rates for females’ ages 10-24 has seen the most significant increase with deaths at 3.3 per 100,000 females in the UK.
 
Research is telling us that whilst men are the most at risk group to die by suicide, the rate of deaths by women are increasing at shocking rate, and Harmless in response have themed our conference around this.
 
Join us to explore: Apathy, The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women. With presentations and workshops around trauma, personality disorder, self harm, domestic abuse and eating disorders we hope the day will respond time the needs of women, firmly and positively.
 
This exciting new event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and suicide prevention and practitioners & academics within the field in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.
 
Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:
 
Collaborative partnership
Service user representation
Effective practice
Driving change
Overcoming stigma and discrimination
Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm and suicide prevention.
 
Confirmed Sessions:
 
Perinatal Mental Health
 
Trauma
 
Personality Disorder
 
Menopause
 
Domestic Abuse
 
Eating Disorders
 
Autism
 
Venue:
The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre at Nottingham Trent University.
 
Where can I find more information?
 
If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk
 
Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 880 0280
 

Meet Sofia, our new Suicide Bereavement Support Officer

Hi, my name is Sofia and I have recently joined the team as a suicide bereavement support officer, offering emotional and practical support to those bereaved by suicide. Even though I only joined the team not too long ago I have already learned so much through those that already work for harmless. Working here I can see that there is a variety of wonderful people, in different roles but who share the same passion and values for helping others and that harmless is a judgement free zone.

I have a background working as a support worker and volunteering with women’s aid, this has resulted in me working with many different people from all walks of life. My background has also shown me that I love working with people and know the importance of taking care of our mental health and of one another. In fact I wish I myself had known of these services when I lost a friend to suicide, but now I am aware and work for such a great organisation I want to spread the word and help those who need it.

One of my initial worries when first starting was that I was not good enough for this role when surrounded by so many impressive people. But then I remembered that one of my strongest beliefs is that you should love yourself and accept yourself flaws and all. I also realised that clearly others believe in me so why don’t we believe in ourselves. Something that I think many of us struggle with. Instead of comparing myself to others I should be learning from them and growing as a person, which is why I know here is a place I can really grow and flourish as a person.

New training dates