Sheffield we are coming to you…

Sheffield we are coming to you…

16th May, 2018

9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Venue: Fusion Hub,

Talbot Specialist School, Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, S8 9JP

Self harm Youth training

Whilst we know self harm doesn’t discriminate, it has recently been noted between, 2011-2014 there has been a 68% increase in reported self harm for young women aged 13-16 in the UK.

We are working with Fusion Teaching School Alliance to put on some CPD accredited training.

This training provides an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of professional arenas to attend and get a detailed overview of self harm and working with self harm.  It will enhance your foundational understanding and equip you with brief intervention strategies to support young people who self harm.

 This training is suitable for frontline community staff whose role is involved in supporting people; these individuals may come into contact with those in distress, but for whom this is not their primary role e.g. teaching staff, community support workers, housing support etc.

For more information click on the Eventbrite link here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/level-2-self-harm-youth-course-harmless-tickets-35750571923?aff=es2

Catch up Café

Today, we held a Catch up Café in East Leake.

These sessions are for anyone who would like some information about the service, for anyone who is accessing support from our service or for anyone who just wants to pop in for a catch up with a cup of tea or coffee (and maybe a biscuit or two!)

 

Dates :

Thursday 10th May 2018 – 2.30-3.30pm

Thursday 14th June 2018 – 10.30-11.30am

All catch up café sessions will take place at:

Unit 1
Lighting House
3-5 Station Road
East Leake
Loughborough

If you would like any more information about these sessions, please email crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk

Robin Hood Lottery!

We are really excited to announce we are officially part of the Robin Hood Lottery.

Robin Hood Lottery was created in 2018 by Mansfield District Council.

Set up to support community projects in the local area, the Robin Hood Lottery operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community. They empower local good causes to raise money in a fun and effective way.

‘In a time of shrinking budgets and increased community need, Robin Hood Lottery enables people to support the causes they care most about, helping good causes to connect with their supporters.’

A ticket for the Robin Hood Lottery costs £1 per week and 60p will go directly to good causes.

First Robin Hood Lottery draw on Sat 28 April at 9PM

The draw is in 32 days 8 hours 25 minutes

Buy tickets here: https://www.robinhoodlottery.co.uk/supp…/harmless/buytickets

Who are the Tomorrow Project?

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential suicide prevention project based in Nottingham, offering an innovative service that provides support to those in suicide crisis and those that have been bereaved by suicide. It was set up in response to a number of people who died by suicide in and around the community of East Leake, and shares a vision that no one should have to feel so alone that they feel they have nowhere to turn for support. We provide free therapeutic support, as well as other non-clinical and practical interventions, such representing your needs with other services, or helping secure financial or housing help.  We meet people on a 1:1 basis, as well as in our catch up cafés where people come together to have a cup of tea, socialise and support each other.

We not only support those in distress, we support anyone that may be affected by suicide. No matter how big or small you think your problems may be, it’s ok to ask for help.

For information or to access the crisis pathway, please call 0115 880 0282, leave a name and number and a member of the team will get back to you within 1 working day. Or you can email crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk

For information or to access the service for the bereavement pathway, you can call the number above or email bereavement@tomorrowproject.org.uk

Catch up cafe

Our sessions are friendly and welcoming. We create a relaxed atmosphere with approachable staff who provide important information explaining how our service can support you, your friends and family or a colleague.

The catch up Cafes will be held in our Nottingham City office 

1 Beech Avenue
Nottingham
NG7 7LJ

Robin Hood Lottery – support us!

We are really excited to announce we are officially part of the Robin Hood Lottery.

Robin Hood Lottery was created in 2018 by Mansfield District Council.

Set up to support community projects in the local area, the Robin Hood Lottery operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community. They empower local good causes to raise money in a fun and effective way.

‘In a time of shrinking budgets and increased community need, Robin Hood Lottery enables people to support the causes they care most about, helping good causes to connect with their supporters.’

A ticket for the Robin Hood Lottery costs £1 per week and 60p will go directly to good causes.

First Robin Hood Lottery draw on Sat 28 April at 9PM

The draw is in 32 days 8 hours 25 minutes

Buy tickets here: https://www.robinhoodlottery.co.uk/support/harmless/buytickets

The Tomorrow project – a client testimony

“I first became involved with The Tomorrow Project at a suicide awareness event, when I met one of the Support Officers. She listened. She offered me help. After 6 sessions she has helped me identify myself, and plan the next step in greater exploration of myself. I will forever use the mantra she told me: “give yourself a break”.

If you also believe that everyone has a right to help and support, help us to keep our service alive: https://localgiving.org/donation/harmless?ref=aEpQP8AFnT&src=tomorrowproject

Memory jar donations appeal

Last week my colleague Katie and I met with 2 very special people. Meet Holly and Max. Max is 5 years old and loves trains, Holly is 8, she is shy, kind and always holds the door open you to pass through.

On this day we made memory jars. Holy and Max were so proud when they finished and excited to take the jars home.

We need your help to make more moments like these possible for all our clients.

If you have empty jam jars, some table salt or coloured chalk, please send it to our service, and support us bringing more happy smiles into our client’s lives.

 

To make 1 memory jar we need:

Empty jar (with lid)
Table salt
Coloured chalk
Paper
Cotton balls
String

Ana
Bereavement Support Officer

#HardestRoadHome

You may have seen that we have taken part in some filming with the wonderful Zoe Ball on her sport relief documentary – Hardest Road Home, which is shown on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 9am.

If you would like to drop in and get some information about the service, we have a Catch up Café on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 10.30am.

The catch up cafes are for those aged 18 and over who would like to come in, have a tea or coffee and get some support. We can also give you information about our services and the support we offer.

See you at the CUC

Bereavement by suicide – let’s stand together

In the UK in 2016 there we 6,188 reported suicides and that’s 6,188 more deaths than there should have been.  And with many towns in the UK not collecting suicide data unfortunately we expect this number will be much higher.  Suicide is the biggest killer in the UK- the second biggest killer of our young people- the largest cause of death to our men. And these shocking statistics are exactly why this is something we need to face together.

This is an alarming common problem we as society simply cannot ignore. With one in four of us also struggling with our mental health we can’t turn a blind eye. If 1 in 4 doesn’t seem ‘too’ substantial consider the wider impact on friends and family? That 1 in 4 is telling us that most of society will now be affected by this in some way. And with the 6,188 deaths to suicide, many of us will be affected directly or indirectly by a death that could have been completely avoided.

Grief after suicide isn’t like any kind of grief; it might have things in common. Huge loss and longing. Funerals. Crippling grief. But it also brings with it complexities that only traumatic loss ever brings. That’s not to say bereavement of any kind is easier or harder, just different and it is vital to acknowledge those differences.

With suicide, the person chose to die. They didn’t die because their bodies gave out, or because of a tragic accident. They chose to depart. And usually those left in their world struggle to understand how this loved human being, chose death over their life with us.

Whether the next day they would have still made that choice is left to be seen.

Whether if they’d had support in that moment, it would have been different, we will never know.

What they needed in order to stay, we cannot put right.

Suicide leaves unanswered questions and that is one of the hardest parts of bereavement by suicide. The only person that could answer those questions is gone.

The one thing that’s so consistent about suicide is that it as an avoidable tragedy that is hard to ever reconcile. It destroys lives. It is different for every single person that faces it, and people often struggle to share their thoughts about suicide – which is why I believe we should start now. Start today. Start talking.

It’s the simple and open conversations that save lives. Speaking openly about mental health with those around you makes it a topic that’s easier to bring up if someone is struggling. They know you won’t judge them, you will simply listen, heart open, full of understanding and compassion.  Too many people right now who are struggling with their mental health are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Together as a society we need to break down those stigmas, we need to get talking.

“It was nothing more than a cup of tea and a chat at the right time that saved my life”.

We need to stand together in a time which can feel lonely and disconnected and in doing so we will be making a difference to so many lives. If you’re a friend of someone struggling, the most valuable support you can provide is just being there to listen.

The Tomorrow Project is a primary care pathway and is able to support people that are having thoughts of suicide or those bereaved through suicide.  We provide emotional support – this can be a cup of tea (or coffee!) and a sit down to speak about how you are feeling and we offer practical support, this can be support with things such as housing and debt.

At the heart of our service is a real sense of hope that things can get better. Our job is to help you through difficulties you’re having, even if it’s just to give you somewhere safe to come and have a coffee and a chat with our team.

If you, or any one you know may need support – please us an email at crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk or call us on 0115 880 0282. Please note, we ask that you leave a message and a support officer will get in touch with you within 1 working day.

Together we can make a difference. Together we can save lives.