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!

Photography project- we need you!

We are currently recruiting individuals to our suicide awareness photography project.

If you have been touched by suicide in some way, either through your own battle of lived experience, supporting someone you love in this battle or tragically lost someone to suicide and want to take part, we want to hear from you.

All we need you to do is send us your name and phone number and a sentence about your experiences and we will put you in touch with our photographer. Email us at info@harmless.org.uk

The images will form part of an exhibition to mark world suicide prevention day and shoots will happen in and around Nottingham.

BIG NEWS! Our Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Centre Receives Government Backing!

Yesterday the government announced the 51 successful projects for its Beyond Places of Safety Fund.

The new scheme is aimed at helping improve the provision of health-based Places of Safety for those detained under S135 and S136 of the Mental Health Act and to improve services for people who are vulnerable to or recovering from a mental health crisis.

We applied many months ago for funds and have waited for what seems like such a long time to hear a decision.

50th on the long list of 51, and after a long and anxious scroll through, I saw our name.

We’ve been funded.

In brief what this means is that we’ve been awarded enough money to buy our property in Nottingham from which to run our suicide specialist services in self harm, suicide crisis and bereavement.

For the first time in Nottinghamshire there will be a secure and thriving provision all under one roof. It’s own roof!

We’re still a little shocked that this has happened because finances have been tight and testing for a long while, but for now we hope this sends out a message of hope… this service will have a permanent roof over its head. We are going nowhere.

In 2007 when our service was delivered from the kitchen side at home, who’d have believed it?!

Anything can happen if you believe in it enough and fight hard enough.

If you need us, we will be here. We know that now for sure.

Thank you, you bunch of champions!

We want to say a big THANKYOU to everyone that voted for us in the people’s project lottery competition.

What this public voting competition has shown us, above and beyond everything, is that people care about the work that we do; that far and wide people believe in the Tomorrow Project and they believe that together we are stronger.

Suicide takes so many lives and leaves families in devastated trauma; it is the leading cause of death in young people aged 5+.

Together we can face this and with your support we can change the outcome for people in crisis, saving one life at a time.

We can’t thank you enough for the public support we’ve experienced over the last few months and we urge you to stay connected to our wonderful service and together, let’s continue to save lives.

Thank you from all of us here at The Tomorrow Project.

#HarmtoHope conference a huge success!

Today we held of national conference from #HarmtoHope.

In spite of the weather, the majority of our contributors and delegates made it through the snow to support our work.

We were joined by colleagues from across the U.K. and heard from colleagues with inspiring, insightful and motivating work.

‘Change can happen if we believe it can’ and we are facing a new wave of interest and commitment to the field of self harm and suicide prevention that we haven’t seen before.

What came across today was that every death by suicide is a person, a life, a family devastated, a friend lost… and as we talk about prevalence rates and we talk about rates we must always remember that any life improved or saved is worth the effort and all the compassion that we have to share.

Thank you for your support. Thank you to all contributors and delegates and service users that privilege us with their voice and thank you to the team at Harmless who are the phenomenal humans that make this happen.

We need you!

As you may be aware, some of the services we offer are under threat of closure. The money that funds our Crisis services and bereavement services runs out at the end of March.

In order for us to keep helping people we have to do something miraculous. We need everyone who believes in what we offer, to join us in working together to save lives.

We need you!

Could you:

– make a regular donation?

– hold a fundraiser for us? A cake stall? A sponsored event? Anything at all…

We’re looking for a team of new #lifesavers and we’ve found our first.

Professor Ellen Townsend of the University of Nottingham is walking a 1000 miles for Harmless to help us save lives. She is hoping to raise £1000 towards our life saving services. You can sponsor her here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/ellen1000miles/

But you could also join her, in walking for Harmless and #walkingforhope – could you set up your own challenge and join us in #walkingforhope? You can set up your own fundraising page here:

Together we can save lives and keep vital services for people facing crisis running.

Self Harm Awareness Day 2018

Today is the 1st of March, International Self Harm Awareness Day. To mark the occasion we are holding our annual national conference.

Come hail or snow, the conference brings together people from across the UK to focus on how we can collaboratively work with those that self harm.

Today we welcome our colleagues to a day of discussion, of presentations and workshops. We will hear from Professor Louis Appleby, Dr Karen Slade, members of the Harmless team, those with lived experience and service providers in a day that aims to promote improved practice.

50% of people that die by suicide have a history of self-harm and so this years conference is focusing upon suicide prevention with our theme being: ‘self harm: suicide prevention starts here!’

Why not tune in throughout the day to our twitter handle #HarmtoHope to hear updates from the day.

#JoinTheConversation and together #LetsSaveLives

Tomorrow is a BIG day for the Harmless team!

Tomorrow is self harm awareness day and we host our national conference to mark the event, bringing people together in meaningful discussion to work towards suicide prevention.

Self harm awareness day also means that we get to revisit our commitment to our service users and reiterate that no matter how tough times are for us, we will continue to work to provide support.

If you would like to support us in our endeavours then we will be generating ‘a month of ideas’ (for fundraising) starting tomorrow.

If you’d like to get involved, then give us a shout on info@harmless.org.uk as we look to securing the financial future for our service- you could become one of our life savers.

We are also offering a range of discounts on all of our products and training services for self harm awareness day.

Remember, if we work together, we really can make a difference.

Save our service from closure

To all of the people we have ever helped, or who have ever believed in our work- we need you.

For the last year we have struggled to find the services that we offer. Our work is held in such high esteem and anyone who’s needed us, knows we save lives. But the funding crisis in the U.K. means it’s become increasingly difficult to survive.

At present, we need to raise 30k to keep our Suicide crisis and bereavement services open.

I know this seems like big money, but it’s made up of small, affordable and generous donations.

Every support session we deliver costs £25 a time, so if you believe in us at all, could you spare that, or a portion of that?

At the minute, every little really does help.

We HATE turning to our community and asking for help, but if we don’t ask you, we may not survive.

Can you help?

Will you share this?

Can you give up the price of a coffee, or a trip out to save someone’s life? Or hold an event, or a sponsored something… anything…

Thank you for reading this. We promise we will keep trying our very best to be there when you need us.

https://localgiving.org/donation/harmless?ref=aEpQP8AFnT&src=tomorrowproject

Pamper and shopping evening on Monday

It’s your last few days to get tickets to our pamper and shopping evening being held at The Three Horse Shoes in East Leake on Monday evening. 

A bit of pre-Christmas shopping, a bit of time to yourself and a glass of prosecco on arrival, all while raising money for us… what more could you want?

Tickets are only £5.

Give us a shout if you want to join us!