New training dates

Derbyshire County Council have commissioned Harmless to deliver half day Mental Health Awareness training sessions for staff and volunteers from a broad range of statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations, working within Derbyshire county (excluding city).
 
Please note that you must work with people in Derbyshire county in order to meet eligibility criteria for this free training session.
 
 
The continuum of mental health and dual axis model
Signs and symptoms of mental health problems
Prevalence of mental health problems
Populations at higher risk
Protective and risk factors
Impact of mental health problems
Stigma and discrimination
Approaches to incorporate into own practice in order to support interaction
Resources and services available both nationally and locally (Derbyshire)
 
17/01/20 Mental Health Awareness 09:00-13:00
 
Location: Chesterfield Venue Address: St. John’s Church Walton Back Lane Walton Chesterfield S42 7LT
 
23/01/20 Mental Health Awareness 09:00-13:00
 
Location: Erewash Venue Address: Risley Village Hall 5 Derby Road Risley Derbyshire DE72 3SY
 
30/01/20 – Mental Health Awareness 13:00-17:00
 
Location: Derbyshire Dales Venue Address: Tansley Community Hall Church Street Tansley DE4 5FE
 
If you would like further details, or are interested in attending, please contact the Harmless training team:
 
training@harmless.org.uk
 
https://mailchi.mp/5cd8d25a92ef/httpswwweventbritecoukefree-derbyshire-county-mental-health-awareness-training-winter-201920-tickets-81925684929?fbclid=IwAR2Lub9edjN0SU5tya4uyI7KsMtd5pwyyarEe7gUrfhhrcDv6p8BviQ4ymo

From Harm to Hope

From Harm to Hope
 
Theme – Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
Friday 28th February 2020
 
£100 per delegate place
 
(£90 Early bird rate end on 30th November, tickets will be £100 thereafter. Tickets must be booked and paid for to qualify for the Early Bird rate)
 
As a third sector organisation, we appreciate the barriers that many professionals face when accessing CPD opportunities. We are proud to offer reduced ticket prices to ensure those who support people bereaved by suicide can improve their skills and knowledge in a more affordable way. Some things are more important than just making money.
 
Conference details:
 
The theme of our conference is Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
The theme of this conference in response to the shocking rise in female suicides. Rates for females’ ages 10-24 has seen the most significant increase with deaths at 3.3 per 100,000 females in the UK.
 
Research is telling us that whilst men are the most at risk group to die by suicide, the rate of deaths by women are increasing at shocking rate, and Harmless in response have themed our conference around this.
 
Join us to explore: Apathy, The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women. With presentations and workshops around trauma, personality disorder, self harm, domestic abuse and eating disorders we hope the day will respond time the needs of women, firmly and positively.
 
This exciting new event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and suicide prevention and practitioners & academics within the field in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.
 
Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:
 
Collaborative partnership
Service user representation
Effective practice
Driving change
Overcoming stigma and discrimination
Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm and suicide prevention.
 
Confirmed Sessions:
 
Perinatal Mental Health
 
Trauma
 
Personality Disorder
 
Menopause
 
Domestic Abuse
 
Eating Disorders
 
Autism
 
Venue:
The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre at Nottingham Trent University.
 
Where can I find more information?
 
If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk
 
Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 880 0280
 

New training dates

Did you know that nearly a third of people with mental health problems feel ‘unable to cope’ at Christmas?

Even more worryingly 1 in 5 have considered taking their own life because of it.

We know that sometimes the best tips and ideas for coping with distress comes from those people who have been through it themselves. You never know who might read it, or who you might help so why not share your thoughts, feelings or our blogs amongst your networks and let someone know that you’re here for them if they need it.

Together we can help. Together we can save lives.

Keep talking and stay safe.

From Harm to Hope

From Harm to Hope
 
Theme – Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
Friday 28th February 2020
 
£100 per delegate place
 
(£90 Early bird rate end on 30th November, tickets will be £100 thereafter. Tickets must be booked and paid for to qualify for the Early Bird rate)
 
As a third sector organisation, we appreciate the barriers that many professionals face when accessing CPD opportunities. We are proud to offer reduced ticket prices to ensure those who support people bereaved by suicide can improve their skills and knowledge in a more affordable way. Some things are more important than just making money.
 
Conference details:
 
The theme of our conference is Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
The theme of this conference in response to the shocking rise in female suicides. Rates for females’ ages 10-24 has seen the most significant increase with deaths at 3.3 per 100,000 females in the UK.
 
Research is telling us that whilst men are the most at risk group to die by suicide, the rate of deaths by women are increasing at shocking rate, and Harmless in response have themed our conference around this.
 
Join us to explore: Apathy, The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women. With presentations and workshops around trauma, personality disorder, self harm, domestic abuse and eating disorders we hope the day will respond time the needs of women, firmly and positively.
 
This exciting new event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and suicide prevention and practitioners & academics within the field in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.
 
Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:
 
Collaborative partnership
Service user representation
Effective practice
Driving change
Overcoming stigma and discrimination
Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm and suicide prevention.
 
Confirmed Sessions:
 
Perinatal Mental Health
 
Trauma
 
Personality Disorder
 
Menopause
 
Domestic Abuse
 
Eating Disorders
 
Autism
 
Venue:
The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre at Nottingham Trent University.
 
Where can I find more information?
 
If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk
 
Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 880 0280
 

New training dates

Harmless and The Tomorrow Project Christmas Closure

The Harmless and Tomorrow Project team are taking some well-deserved time off over Christmas as we prepare for what will be a busy 2020!

Services will close on Wednesday 18th December and reopen Friday 3rd January 2020.

The team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us over this past year – your kindest and generosity has literally helped us save lives. We are confident that next year will bring many more achievements as we continue to have significant and positive influence in the field of self harm, suicide and mental health.

2020 will see us hold our fifth national self harm conference ‘From Harm to Hope’ on February 28th and many more exciting things to come.

On behalf of the team, we wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

If you need immediate support over the next couple of weeks, please call Hope Line on 0800 068 41 41 or the Samaritans on 116 123.

From Harm to Hope

From Harm to Hope
 
Theme – Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
Friday 28th February 2020
 
£100 per delegate place
 
(£90 Early bird rate end on 30th November, tickets will be £100 thereafter. Tickets must be booked and paid for to qualify for the Early Bird rate)
 
As a third sector organisation, we appreciate the barriers that many professionals face when accessing CPD opportunities. We are proud to offer reduced ticket prices to ensure those who support people bereaved by suicide can improve their skills and knowledge in a more affordable way. Some things are more important than just making money.
 
Conference details:
 
The theme of our conference is Apathy: The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women.
 
The theme of this conference in response to the shocking rise in female suicides. Rates for females’ ages 10-24 has seen the most significant increase with deaths at 3.3 per 100,000 females in the UK.
 
Research is telling us that whilst men are the most at risk group to die by suicide, the rate of deaths by women are increasing at shocking rate, and Harmless in response have themed our conference around this.
 
Join us to explore: Apathy, The growing need for us to listen to our ‘hysterical’ women. With presentations and workshops around trauma, personality disorder, self harm, domestic abuse and eating disorders we hope the day will respond time the needs of women, firmly and positively.
 
This exciting new event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and suicide prevention and practitioners & academics within the field in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.
 
Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:
 
Collaborative partnership
Service user representation
Effective practice
Driving change
Overcoming stigma and discrimination
Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm and suicide prevention.
 
Confirmed Sessions:
 
Perinatal Mental Health
 
Trauma
 
Personality Disorder
 
Menopause
 
Domestic Abuse
 
Eating Disorders
 
Autism
 
Venue:
The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre at Nottingham Trent University.
 
Where can I find more information?
 
If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk
 
Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 880 0280
 

I know you can

Recently a client of Harmless wrote a blog about a painting she did and we wanted to share this with you all; it is a really beautiful summary of hope and recovery.

“I used ink and watercolours to paint something that showed what Harmless has meant to me. I started by thinking about how I felt working with Harmless and knew the picture had to be about comfort, calmness and safety. This is exactly how I landed on the idea of a cup of tea/coffee and a baggy jumper. Also my project worker always offers me a hot drink when I come to appointments!

The hands could be seen as one person holding the cup, or one person giving a hot drink to somebody else. I left it ambiguous because it is important to take care of yourself and also to accept comfort and support from others. And sometimes, this can be as simple as a cup of tea.

The mug says ‘I know you can’. Genuinely, one of the best things about Harmless is that they have faith in you and faith that things will get better. More specifically I put this on here because after writing a safety plan to get me through a difficult week, I said ‘I think I can do that’ and my project worker responded ‘I know you can’. I held that with me through the week and it’s really stuck with me now. It is a great summary of the support and safety that Harmless has given me”.

Harmless and The Tomorrow Project Christmas Closure

Harmless and The Tomorrow Project Christmas Closure

The Harmless and Tomorrow Project team are taking some well-deserved time off over Christmas as we prepare for what will be a busy 2020!

Services will close on Wednesday 18th December and reopen Thursday 2nd January 2020.

The team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us over this past year – your kindest and generosity has literally helped us save lives. We are confident that next year will bring many more achievements as we continue to have significant and positive influence in the field of self harm, suicide and mental health.

2020 will see us hold our fifth national self harm conference ‘From Harm to Hope’ on February 28th and many more exciting things to come.

On behalf of the team, we wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

If you need immediate support over the next couple of weeks, please call Hope Line on 0800 068 41 41 or the Samaritans on 116 123.