Where creativity takes Harmless

Creativity is such a critical part of who I am. I draw. I write. I think creatively.

In part it is my abstract and creative thinking style that often lends itself well to my work with people and certainly in driving our service forwards.

I have just written three children’s books to enable my own children understand emotions; I have driven our photographic work, I’ve published poetry widely and one of my most proud products is our book In Our Own Words.

I try to use my creativity to convey things that are difficult to understand and find that the use of metaphor and imagery is really important to me in all aspects of my life. They help me express things in a different way.

I’ve published a paper on how poetry and metaphor can be used to develop a shared understanding of someone’s experiences. If you’d like to read it you can access it HERE

**NEWS** Harmless launch new podcast series – listen to our first episode on PNMH.

We have been quietly working on an exciting new podcast series to open up opportunities to explore mental health.

Our new series ‘Less of the Mad’ will take a refreshing look at mental health by gently exploring the topics with a range of professionals and more importantly, those with lived experience.

We are excited to launch our very first episode in light of Perinatal Mental Health Awareness week where our CEO Caroline speaks to Geraldine and Jen.

Both phenomenal women open up about their own experiences and share valuable experiences that can bring hope to parents everywhere.

It’s a beautiful listen. Please tune in and share.

**NEWS** Harmless launch new podcast series – listen to our first episode on PNMH.

We have been quietly working on an exciting new podcast series to open up opportunities to explore mental health.

Our new series ‘Less of the mad’ will take a refreshing look at mental health by gently exploring the topics with a range of professionals and more importantly, those with lived experience.

We are excited to launch our very first episode in light of Perinatal Mental Health Awareness week where our CEO Caroline speaks to Geraldine and Jen.

Both phenomenal women open up about their own experiences and share valuable experiences that can bring hope to parents everywhere.

It’s a beautiful listen. Please tune in and share.

The start of Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week

This week we will be celebrating Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week and be using the time that we have to promote and raise awareness of such a critical and often neglected area of mental health.

We are delighted that to kick off this week we are able to launch a brand new film (watch here) that we have worked on with Elk Medium.

For many new parents, what we feel and what we show are two different things. The internal dialogue often doesn’t match the Instagram display of smiling images.

We have to learn to look beyond perfect parenthood and hear the experiences of women if we are to help.

This film focuses on mums, but we do not do this at the expense of acknowledging the mental health need of partners.

Please help us to make this film a success, and take a second to watch and to share.

Self harm training: join us

Our self harm training is delivered to raise awareness and skill in supporting people who self harm.

It’s a course that sits at the heart of our work and our ethos and we have ensured we are running this course to uphold a prevention agenda in spite of COVID-19.

Our services are also under threat and your support in attending our training will ensure that we can stay open to people that need us.

Share as widely as you can and please do join us if you are able.

Book HERE