Watch us tonight on ‘The Heat is On!’ For Sport Relief

Harmless and all our team are proud to have featured in this documentary, looking at our work and a hosting a visit from Nick. Please give it a read, a share and a watch. Wednesday, BBC1, 8pm.

Anyone who watched BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin’s daily bulletins from the Namib Desert in Africa will know that this was the most brutally punishing of fundraising challenges. 

Minchin and her little band of brothers and sisters – Strictly’s Karim Zeroual, Frankie Bridge from the Saturdays, newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw, Rob (Judge) Rinder and EastEnders’ Samantha Womack – forged their way through the desert with a series of challenges, including cycling, skiing and walking.

It all became too much for Grimshaw at one point. As was widely reported, medics decided he should miss one of the daily tasks due to acute heat exhaustion – he had a body temperature of 40 degrees.

How different it could all have been: original plans for an On Thin Ice fundraiser in Mongolia, where the group would have to cross a 100-mile frozen lake by various means, were dropped in the light of the coronavirus outbreak. 

ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

Nick Grimshaw, Frankie Bridge, Rob Rinder, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Karim Zeroual, Samantha Womack and Louise Minchin attempt to cross the world’s oldest desert in Namibia. In four days, the group must travel over 100 miles, scale the highest sand dunes on Earth and avoid deadly wildlife, all under the glare of the blistering desert sun, to finally reach the world-famous Eduard Bohlen shipwreck on Africa’s skeleton coast.

On evening news tonight. Tune in BBC 6:30pm

The Harmless team are currently filming for tonight’s evening news ahead of Sport Relief this coming Friday.

As one of Sport Reliefs funded projects our team are talking about the work that we deliver to people who may be self harming or feeling suicidal.

We will be hearing from Sean – someone that we have helped, Colin, one of our service managers and Caroline, our CEO.

Tune in tonight to hear what we have to say.

Our Photographer, Thomas, reflects on yesterdays Womanhood photographic exhibition

For this international women’s day I wanted to create images of inspiring women of all ages and professions and hear from each person how they started out and what they’ve achieved. What I find most inspiring from this project is that even though we have this wide spread of jobs and ages, it is clear that mental health is now held in high importance with everyone featured, something I’ve noticed change over the last few years while photographing for Harmless and that continues to do so throughout society. Thanks again to everyone who braved the cold and the wind to get their photograph taken and to everyone who caught my backdrop every time it nearly flew away, I hope you’re all as pleased with the pictures as I am.

The project is far from over, Harmless and I have many more shoots lined up and exciting ideas for how to show the work in new ways over the course of this year, if you’re thinking of being involved get in touch with me at thomas.griffiths@harmless.org.uk

I’m very proud of how the exhibition turned out and how well supported it was all day. Again I want to thank the Harmless team, Sane Sistas, Backlit Gallery, Raw Pubs, Kodak, Photoparlour and, most importantly, everyone who let me take their portraits.

Thomas Griffiths

 

March Catch Up Cafe dates

Throughout March, Harmless and The Tomorrow Project are hosting 4 Catch up Cafes across two of our Nottinghamshire offices. The catch up cafes are friendly and welcoming; our staff will be on hand to provide some informal support to support you and those you know.

Dates –

Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 12.30-13.30 – For those aged up to 21

Friday 13th March 2020 at 12.30-13.30 – For those aged 18 and over

Location –

Harmless, The Sanctuary, 1 Beech Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 7LJ

 

Dates –

Wednesday 25th March 2020 – 13.30-14.30 – for those aged 18 and over

Thursday 26th March 2020 – 11.00-12.00 – for those aged up to 21

Location –

Unit 1, Lighting House, 3-5 Station Road, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6LQ

 

If you would like any further information about the Catch up Cafes, please drop us an email at info@harmless.org.uk

Join us for our photography exhibition tomorrow in Nottingham

Harmless are hosting this forthcoming photographic exhibition featuring amazing women in a bid to raise the profile of female suicide.

Featured next in our series is the Sheriff of Nottingham in her official attire.
Did you know that the suicide rate among females 10-24 y/o has reached its highest levels since records began? Since 2012, it has increased by 83%. We know that men make up the bulk of those lost through suicide, but we cannot ignore the rising rates in women, and their associated unmet needs.

Harmless is hosting a photography exhibition and spoken word event with partners from SANE Sistas, Backlit Gallery and Thomas Griffiths to coincide with International Women’s Day *THIS SUNDAY* 8th March from 1-8pm. Drinks reception at 6.30pm.

Please come along to show your support and see our beautiful individual and family portraits of wondrous, diverse women from all across the East Midlands.

You don’t have to book on Eventbrite to attend, but feel free to register your interest there.

Celebrating Women Photographic Exhibition Tickets, Sun 8 Mar 2020 at 13:00 to 20:00 at the Backlit Gallery. Click the following link for more info:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-women-photographic-exhibition-tickets-92339436741

#women #womenempowerment #womanhood #feminism #strength #need #mother #sister #fierce #mentalhealth #suicide #femalesuicide #wellness #wellbeing #awareness #strength #mentalhealthawareness #empowerment #wellness #wellbeing #overcoming #strive #suicideprevention #innocence #vulnerability #twin #family #girl #young #child #fierce #female #metoo

Join us – Womanhood: A Photographic Exhibition. International Women’s Day 8th March 2020

Join us this tomorrow, Sunday 8th March 2020, on International Women’s Day for our photographic exhibition and spoken word event. This critical event will raise the profile of female suicide by celebrating diversity in womanhood.

When: Sunday 8th March 2020 (International Women’s Day), 1-8pm (drop in and see us any time!). Spoken word from 4pm. Drinks reception at 6.30pm.

Where: Backlit Gallery, Alfred Street, Nottingham, NG3 1JG

A word from our CEO, Caroline:

“The photographic project is focused upon exploring what it means to be a woman, looking at the individuality of womanhood and paying attention to the needs, vulnerabilities and strengths of women as we try to raise the profile of female suicide. Together, let’s celebrate humanity and the strengths of women in all walks of life, united in our difference.”

You don’t have to book, but you can find further information on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-women-photographic-exhibition-tickets-92339436741

Photographic exhibition on Sunday – come along!

Have you caught our womanhood photographic project so far?

We’ve had the amazing privilege of photographing a diverse range of inspirational women.

We set out to raise awareness of #femalesucide. We’re celebrating women and their needs and vulnerabilities and strengths. Our photographer Thomas has done an amazing job and we are so grateful to all our featured women.

Exhibition Sunday.

Come along. There’s spoken word performances. Music. Colouring for the kids.

It’s #internationalwomensday – what better day for our event.

You can reserve tickets here 1-8.30, Backlit Gallery.

Meet our next amazing woman, Tori

Tori is a folk-pop singer songwriter from Nottingham. Full of compassion and generosity and with a complete dedication to her music, we are lucky to count her amongst our friends.

After selling out the city’s famous Rough Trade and The Bodega before turning 20, she’s quickly making her mark in the Midlands music scene. Her earthy and ethereal sound finds its nuances in the likes of Daughter and Florence and The Machine.

Why not look her up and find her next gig:
https://www.bandsintown.com/a/13198107-tori-sheard?came_from=257

#women #womenempowerment #feminism #strength #mentalhealthawareness #empowerment #wellness #wellbeing #recoveryispossible #overcoming #strive #suicideprevention #children #childhood #innocence #vulnerability #commercialism #advertisement #twin #family #girl #young #child #fierce #female

Join us – Womanhood: A Photographic Exhibition. International Women’s Day 8th March 2020

Join us this Sunday 8th March 2020, International Women’s Day, for our photographic exhibition and spoken word event. This critical event will raise the profile of female suicide by celebrating diversity in womanhood.

When: Sunday 8th March 2020 (International Women’s Day), 1-8pm (drop in and see us any time!). Spoken word from 4pm. Drinks reception at 6.30pm.

Where: Backlit Gallery, Alfred Street, Nottingham, NG3 1JG

A word from our CEO, Caroline:

“The photographic project is focused upon exploring what it means to be a woman, looking at the individuality of womanhood and paying attention to the needs, vulnerabilities and strengths of women as we try to raise the profile of female suicide. Together, let’s celebrate humanity and the strengths of women in all walks of life, united in our difference.”

You don’t have to book, but you can find further information on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-women-photographic-exhibition-tickets-92339436741

Here’s the next important portrait in our women’s photographic project examining the needs, vulnerabilities and strengths of women and girls.

This is Mabel. She is 5. Mabel is a twin and is featured holding her favourite toy, ‘owly’ because she was feeling shy when it was time for her photograph to be taken.

Mabel loves to play with her brothers and whilst she is tiny she is also fierce, and sees herself as an equal to them in all ways.

The average young person views more than 3000 ads per day on television (TV), on the Internet, on billboards, and in magazines. We purvey a sense of who you should be and what you should like and have from a very young age. These messages contribute to the sense of identity, health and wellbeing that our children experience; should we be protecting them from this?

For now Mabel is relatively free from these pressures.

Join us at this amazing exhibition on Sunday 8th March at Backlit Gallery in Nottingham, open from 1pm to 8pm, click the following link for more details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-women-photographic-exhibition-tickets-92339436741

#women #womenempowerment #feminism #strength #mentalhealthawareness #empowerment #wellness #wellbeing #recoveryispossible #overcoming #strive #suicideprevention #children #childhood #innocence #vulnerability #commercialism #advertisement #twin #family #girl #young #child #fierce #female