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!

Suicide prevention training in Nottingham 

This CPD-accredited course will help expand your understanding and awareness of suicide prevention by exploring attitudes and beliefs to suicide, identifying and assessing risk, implementing a safe plan, and recognising effective models of intervention.The course uses a variety of interactive tools to build delegates’ confidence and skills in responding to, and signposting, those at risk as well as their families, friends and professionals.

Level 3 (advanced) training is suitable for professionals who have attended previous introductory training whose role involves supporting those in distress.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people in the UK, and for British men under 50. In order to better support individuals in crisis, we are running our advanced level Suicide Awareness and Prevention training. We know that most people who disclose distress will be speaking to non-professionals such as friends and family who may have no formal training. In addition, any professional who works with people can benefit from learning more about assessing risk, safety planning, and responding to individuals in crisis using brief interventions.

Link to this session: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/suicide-prevention-level-3-advanced-training-tickets-37915182331

£110 per place

 

Running out of time to submit a proposal to our conference…

Self Harm Conference: From Harm to Hope – Now inviting submissions for speakers and workshops
Self Harm Conference:

From Harm to Hope
Thursday 1st March 2018

Nottingham Conference Centre
We are holding our third annual national self harm conference and are currently in the process of putting together a strong programme.
We are inviting submissions for session proposals to be considered for inclusion in the afternoon workshop conference programme, and also for speakers during the plenary sections of the conference. Contributions should align with at least one of our 5 themes:
Collaborative Partnership,

Service User Representation,

Effective Practice,

Driving Change,

Overcoming Stigma & Discrimination.

Please see below for details of how to be a part of this day.

We are now inviting submissions for both session proposals to be considered for inclusion in the workshop programme, and for speakers during the plenary sections of the conference (All workshops will be an hour in length and plenary sessions will be 20-30 mins in length).
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for our conference, please register your interest at admin@harmless.org.uk, or by calling us on 0115 880 0280.
Event details:
The overarching theme of this year’s conference is ‘self harm and suicide prevention starts here’. This event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm, professionals and practitioners in self harm prevention.
Guidance for session proposals:
The conference is themed around five key areas; Collaborative partnership, service user representation, effective practice, driving change & overcoming stigma and discrimination. Proposals put forward must relate to at least one of these areas. Subjects for each area are noted but proposals do not need to be limited to these subjects. Sessions can include presentations of services, projects or activities, presentations of academic research or hosted discussions.
Additional Information:
All proposals received will be reviewed by a panel of Harmless members which will agree on the final programme of sessions. As there are only a limited number of slots available, we regret that it may not be possible to accommodate all proposals received.

Session proposals will be assessed against the following criteria

Proposals must:
Demonstrate some evidence-base and where appropriate, show that services, models of working or projects have undergone an evaluation.

Demonstrate good practice,

Set out ways in which other individuals or organisations can potentially adapt or learn from your work or set out how learning from your work can benefit others and their service users,

Demonstrate collaborative working.

Sessions should interactive wherever possible.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for our conference, please register your interest at admin@harmless.org.uk, or by calling us on 0115 880 0280.

A word on the national press coverage from Claire, our trainer

I am so proud of working for Harmless. In the wake of the recently-published research from the University of Manchester on the increase of self-harm in young people, especially young women, the last couple of days have brought along interviews galore. I’m so pleased that people are paying attention and taking an interest in self harm awareness and prevention.
If you’re interested, here are links to some of the media work our team have done in the last few days:
Sky News video: http://news.sky.com/video/girls-self-harming-more-due-to-social-media-11087600 
BBC News article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41671060
BBC Radio Nottingham interview (2.07.50 onwards): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05h5rcy
Manchester Evening News article: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/teenage-girls-self-harming-manchester-13782011 
We were also on ITV’s lunchtime news.

National news tomorrow

Keep your eye out for us across the media tomorrow… from morning news onwards we will be speaking about self harm and young people and discussing what we think needs to happen to drive change. 

Tune into Sky news from 6am and ITV news throughout the day.

It’s been a really busy day so far and tomorrow is set to be busy too as we work hard to give our clients a voice and fight for the needs of people that self harm. 

In addition, Caroline our CEO spoke on BBC radio Nottingham today and you can listen back to that interview here: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05h5rcy

The interview starts at 2:07:50

Let us know what you think! 

National Practice in Mental Health Collaborative… Did someone say more awards?

The past few weeks have been incredibly special for Harmless. 

We’ve celebrated our tenth anniversary, held an amazing celebration event, moved to our very own building and to top things off we have just won three awards.
Presented by the National Practice in Mental Health Collaborative, Harmless won an award for Co-Production of Care Award AND the Recovery Award. Words can’t express how proud we feel as a team; we are beaming with pride!!
In the ten years since Harmless started, the team have supported over 30,000 individuals; the youngest being just 4 years old. As a team we couldn’t be prouder – here’s to another 10 years saving lives.
If you’re as passionate about saving lives as we are why not donate?

Just £25 provides a therapy session for someone by donating here 

          

Harmless CEO in the running for ‘hero’ award!

The Nottingham Post Heroes Awards 2017 in partnership with Boots, celebrates the achievements of truly remarkable people who make our community a better place. Hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in October, it is the biggest awards show of its kind in Nottingham.
Once again this year, the Nottingham Evening Post are on a search for Nottingham’s finest. Covering categories such as Volunteer of the Year, Community Champion, Child of Courage, Armed Forces plus many more. Nominations can be from all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the region.

They say they are ordinary people, but their acts are truly extraordinary. It may be for a single act of incredible courage, a long-lasting battle against the odds, or for inspirational campaigning.

This year Caroline has been shortlisted in the category of ‘community champion’ and tonight will attend the evening event where she will see if she has won the category. 

Either way, Harmless are proud of the work that we are doing and will continue to do so, to save lives.

Anniversary event a soaring success

Yesterday evening was our tenth anniversary dinner to raise spirits and money.
  We auctioned a very special item- a scarf. This is a scarf that’s pattern was designed by Clare, who lost her friend to suicide and wanted to give testimony to her friends life. 
This scarf is a physical show of comfort- an attempt at wrapping someone in the thoughts and compassion of another. 

We auctioned a Lovelock scarf and it raised a whopping £80. The scarf went to a mother who lost her son to suicide and we hope that she will know that our thoughts are with her, every time she wears this very special scarf.

Get your hands on a knitting pattern to contribute to this beautiful story:

https://www.sistermountain.com/blog/introducing-lovelock?rq=Lovelock

Who’s excited for our event? 

It’s ten years of hard work that have led to our forthcoming anniversary event to be held at Ruddington Grange this Saturday.

We’re all ready now- and excited to see you all there. 

There will be time for reflection, a look at our work and bags full of hopefulness and optimism as we look to the future.

Here will also be good food, a few ripples, awesome music and dancing (there must be dancing- we have a band!) 

There are still raffle tickets you can buy (be in the running for a Spanish holiday, no less!) and auction items you can bid on, including spa days and other fun stuff! 

Your support is what saves lives… we fund most of our activities ourselves. Be a part of that wonderful life saving change. 

Thanks for everything- see you there!