Become a community Champion, sponsor our National ‘From Harm to Hope Conference!’

Become a community Champion, sponsor our  National ‘From Harm to Hope Conference!’

Every day brings us closer to the 1st March. The office is humming with excitement for the big day. Fingers are tapping on keyboards, cheery voices can be heard on the phones and plans are being drawn up left, right and centre.

Each of us is putting in the extra mile as we don our conference hats and extend or job roles for the next month and half. Whether it is creating programmes, selling tickets, communicating with speakers or visiting the venue we are all busy preparing to put on the most innovative and successful start to Self harm awareness day!

One of my roles has been to circulate the information regarding our conference. Although this task may sound very repetitive it has been a fascinating opportunity that has allowed me to connect with our wider community. In just the space of an hour I have been speaking with a variety of accents from all around the country an opportunity I have really enjoyed.

As many of you will be aware Harmless is a not for profit organisation and this will also apply to the conference. We understand the importance of bringing the community and wider society together, discussing and sharing valuable information on the topic of Self harm and promoting hope and recovery for those in distress.

Unfortunately the price for putting on a conference does not come cheap and therefore we are looking for the support of our community. To make the event accessible for all we are looking for two levels of sponsorship.

1. A main conference sponsor – £1000

2. Community champions – £300

The community champions sponsorship will enable three people who are carers or small organisations to attend the conference for free. With the BBC and the evening post already committed to publicising the event we will very much promote the support of our sponsors and ensure that we continue to save lives! 

If you would like to sponsor us then please do get in touch, info@harmless.org.uk

Written by Harmless Trainer Sarah Kessling – Sarah will also be presenting at our conference and delivering a workshop around Risk Assessment and Intervention for high risk groups at our conference.

Thank you to Children In Need for supporting our young people self harm services

Tonight we will see the return of BBC Children in Need’s appeal show – an annual event which looks to raise money that will be used to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.  

Since their first major Appeal in 1980 BBC Children in Need has raised over £790 million, supporting thousands of projects to help achieve their vision; that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy and secure and allows them the chance to reach their potential.

Harmless are one of the many projects that have benefited from the money raised by the public and Children In Need.

In 2012, Harmless were awarded £88,910 over a 3 year period and supported more than 300 young people aged 10 to 18 who self-harm (or are at risk of self-harm).

In 2015, Harmless were awarded a further £109,489 to provide weekly counselling support for those who self harm or at risk of suicide. This project will run for 3 years and will help even more people who need our vital services.

On behalf the Harmless team, I would like to thank Children in Need and their team for the continued support that they have given to Harmless and our service users. We wish everyone all the best and hope that they have another record breaking evening.

Darren Whelband (Business and Operations Manager)

Watch Appeal Show 2015 on BBC One from 7:30pm on Friday 13 November

You can donate to Children in Need by clicking here

To learn more about our self harm support services, please contact Harmless by emailing info@harmless.org.uk

 

Welcome, to the new self harm and suicide prevention team!

Harmless has been undergoing a lot of exciting change over the last few months, preparing for the future of our self harm and suicide prevention services.

We have been giving a lot of thought as to how we can drive services forwards, raising more money in order to help more people and ensuring that our work is as valued and far reaching as it should be.

As such, we have been working on a number of new projects and ideas and have recruited new staff team members.

Joining us, we now have our new self harm and suicide prevention project worker, Colin, bringing with him a long history of working to support vulnerable people, Colin’s contribution to the changing face of Harmless is an exciting one, ensuring we can offer help in a creative and earlier manner.

 

Additionally, we are joined by our new Training Team Members, Sophie, Sarah and Judith who will be helping us to drive our training services forwards across the UK. Already in great demand, our range of training courses will broaden over the next six months as we attempt to raise more money in order to help more people.

Sarah, Sophie and Judith bring with them a broad range of teaching, training and personal experiences that are really welcomed in the team.

Welcome to all our new starters, and here’s to an exciting future for Harmless!

Harmless speak at national self harm conference

Earlier today one of the Harmless’ team, Naomi Stewart, spoke at a national self harm conference hosted by Lancashire Mind.

The conference, held at Ewood Park Blackburn as part of self harm awareness 2015,  provided an important opportunity for delegates to build skills, knowledge and confidence in supporting children and young people who self harm.

Naomi’s presentation explored Harmless’ work in the community and shared numerous proven methods of how to successfully help those who self harm; which we hope will allow professionals within the field to more efficiently aid those who self harm in a proven and effective way. Delivered in the context of a growing evidence base, Naomi explored the data, relationships and vital service user voice in the  effectiveness and lessons learned by our service.

We were really pleased to asked to be part of the national conference and would like to take this opportunity to thank Mind Lancashire and the event organisers.

Harmless CEO nominated for Gold Award at The Renewal Trust’s Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony

Harmless CEO, Caroline Harroe, is nominated for an award in the category of Gold at The Renewal Trust’s Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony.

The event, to be held in Nottingham this evening, will provide an opportunity to celebrate the value of volunteers in the local area.

In her invitation to Caroline, The Trust Executive Cherry Underwood said….

‘The Renewal Trust has recognised the amazing contribution you have made to your local community, and, to show our appreciation of your outstanding efforts, we would like to formally invite you to our Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony.’

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Caroline on her nomination and wish her all the best.

‘Could you give up 50p a day for a month…?’ Support our self harm and suicide prevention services

Today our team heard the story of someone who is giving up alcohol for lent. She is placing £1 in a glass every day, and will raise a total of £40 during this time.

Harmless is not a religious organisation, but could you give up 50p a day for a month? In that time you’d raise £15 for us in one month. If twenty people did that, we would raise £300 which would cover the cost of short term therapy for one person. All donations to Harmless and The Tomorrow Project could literally help us save lives.

What could you go without, to raise money for us?

Tell us your stories and we will put them on our blog!

Harmless Vacancies – Only a week left to apply!!! We are looking for a Project Worker, Training Coordinator, Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainers and Sessional therapists and bank staff

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team.

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Project Worker
  • Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer
  • Sessional therapists and bank staff

Application closing date 5pm on February 20th 2015 (above positions)

Interviews to be held w/c 2nd March 2015 (above positions)

  • Training Coordinator

Application closing date 5pm on February 27th 2015 

Interviews to be held  w/c 16th March 2015

More information on all positions can be found below:

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

Hours: 20 hours per week

Pay:  £19k to £24k pro rata (Depending on experience)

 We are currently recruiting a project worker to join the Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who access the service who experience self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide an assertive outreach approach across Nottinghamshire, to promote a preventative and early intervention approach around the issues of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively with communities of need to promote health and recovery amongst individuals by using and demonstrating a range of non-clinical interventions that promote coping and resilience.
  • To support the recovery of service users by engaging in activities and practical support that will improve the quality of life, for instance support employment, social engagement, advocacy and housing.

JOB TITLE: Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer

Hours: Sessional basis

Pay:  TBA

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • Deliver high quality and professional training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • Delivery of a range of training packages including (but not limited to) PSHE workshops, specialist workshops and full day and half day specialist sessions on the themes of:

–       Mental health

–       Self harm

–       Suicide prevention

JOB TITLE: Sessional therapists and bank staff

Hours: Various

Pay: £12.00 to £15.00 p/h depending on experience

We are currently recruiting sessional counsellors to supplement our permanent Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

‘Bank staff’ will provide cover for both planned and unplanned leave within the clinical team as well as bringing specific skills, knowledge and experience for short periods of time.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide sessional counselling people to clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively and assertively with the communities and environments where a person is already in contact to provide information, containment and enhance a collaborative recovery approach for the person experiencing mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • Counsellors must be accredited with BACP or equivalent. Unfortunately we will not consider anyone who is not accredited at this time.

JOB TITLE: Training Coordinator

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (To be worked on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Pay: £18, 838 to £22, 016 pro-rata (Depending on experience)

Harmless are one of the leading organisations in the field of self harm and suicide prevention in the UK. We deliver a range of training and PSHE courses across the whole of the UK and we are looking to recruit a training development coordinator to lead Harmless’ training department.

The successful applicant will manage a team of trainers to develop, monitor and deliver a range of courses. They will take responsibility for ensuring training content is of a high quality, courses are of an accredited status and delivered by a dynamic and reliable team. The training coordinator will also seek new business and meet targets that will ensure Harmless is meeting its ultimate aim of improving knowledge and skills across our sector, but also generating income that is essential to Harmless’ sustainability.

Harmless currently has great relationships with organisations, professionals and services across the UK; it is of paramount importance that the successful applicant is dedicated and skilled at developing new relationships and gives our delegates a quality learning experience from start to finish.

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team.

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Project Worker
  • Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer
  • Sessional therapists and bank staff

Application closing date 5pm on February 20th 2015 (above positions)

Interviews to be held w/c 2nd March 2015 (above positions)

  • Training Coordinator

Application closing date 5pm on February 27th 2015 

Interviews to be held  w/c 16th March 2015

More information on all positions can be found below:

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

Hours: 20 hours per week

Pay:  £19k to £24k pro rata (Depending on experience)

 We are currently recruiting a project worker to join the Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who access the service who experience self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide an assertive outreach approach across Nottinghamshire, to promote a preventative and early intervention approach around the issues of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively with communities of need to promote health and recovery amongst individuals by using and demonstrating a range of non-clinical interventions that promote coping and resilience.
  • To support the recovery of service users by engaging in activities and practical support that will improve the quality of life, for instance support employment, social engagement, advocacy and housing.

JOB TITLE: Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer

Hours: Sessional basis

Pay:  TBA

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • Deliver high quality and professional training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • Delivery of a range of training packages including (but not limited to) PSHE workshops, specialist workshops and full day and half day specialist sessions on the themes of:

–       Mental health

–       Self harm

–       Suicide prevention

JOB TITLE: Sessional therapists and bank staff

Hours: Various

Pay: £12.00 to £15.00 p/h depending on experience

We are currently recruiting sessional counsellors to supplement our permanent Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

‘Bank staff’ will provide cover for both planned and unplanned leave within the clinical team as well as bringing specific skills, knowledge and experience for short periods of time.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide sessional counselling people to clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively and assertively with the communities and environments where a person is already in contact to provide information, containment and enhance a collaborative recovery approach for the person experiencing mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • Counsellors must be accredited with BACP or equivalent. Unfortunately we will not consider anyone who is not accredited at this time.

JOB TITLE: Training Coordinator

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (To be worked on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Pay: £18, 838 to £22, 016 pro-rata (Depending on experience)

Harmless are one of the leading organisations in the field of self harm and suicide prevention in the UK. We deliver a range of training and PSHE courses across the whole of the UK and we are looking to recruit a training development coordinator to lead Harmless’ training department.

The successful applicant will manage a team of trainers to develop, monitor and deliver a range of courses. They will take responsibility for ensuring training content is of a high quality, courses are of an accredited status and delivered by a dynamic and reliable team. The training coordinator will also seek new business and meet targets that will ensure Harmless is meeting its ultimate aim of improving knowledge and skills across our sector, but also generating income that is essential to Harmless’ sustainability.

Harmless currently has great relationships with organisations, professionals and services across the UK; it is of paramount importance that the successful applicant is dedicated and skilled at developing new relationships and gives our delegates a quality learning experience from start to finish.

Harmless are looking to recruit to an exciting new position: Training Coordinator

Harmless are looking to recruit to an exciting new position.

JOB TITLE: Training Coordinator

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (To be worked on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Pay: £18, 838 to £22, 016 pro-rata (Depending on experience)

Harmless are one of the leading organisations in the field of self harm and suicide prevention in the UK. We deliver a range of training and PSHE courses across the whole of the UK and we are looking to recruit a training development coordinator to lead Harmless’ training department.

The successful applicant will manage a team of trainers to develop, monitor and deliver a range of courses. They will take responsibility for ensuring training content is of a high quality, courses are of an accredited status and delivered by a dynamic and reliable team. The training coordinator will also seek new business and meet targets that will ensure Harmless is meeting its ultimate aim of improving knowledge and skills across our sector, but also generating income that is essential to Harmless’ sustainability.

Harmless currently has great relationships with organisations, professionals and services across the UK; it is of paramount importance that the successful applicant is dedicated and skilled at developing new relationships and gives our delegates a quality learning experience from start to finish.

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only).

Application closing date 5pm on February 27th 2015 

Interviews to be held  w/c 16th March 2015

Harmless are recruiting!

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team.

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Project Worker
  • Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer
  • Sessional therapists and bank staff

Application closing date 5pm on February 20th 2015 (all positions)

Interviews to be held w/c 2nd March 2015 (all positions)

 

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

Hours: 20 hours per week

Pay:  £19k to £24k pro rata (Depending on experience)

 We are currently recruiting a project worker to join the Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who access the service who experience self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide an assertive outreach approach across Nottinghamshire, to promote a preventative and early intervention approach around the issues of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively with communities of need to promote health and recovery amongst individuals by using and demonstrating a range of non-clinical interventions that promote coping and resilience.
  • To support the recovery of service users by engaging in activities and practical support that will improve the quality of life, for instance support employment, social engagement, advocacy and housing.

 

JOB TITLE: Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer

Hours: Sessional basis

Pay:  TBA

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • Deliver high quality and professional training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • Delivery of a range of training packages including (but not limited to) PSHE workshops, specialist workshops and full day and half day specialist sessions on the themes of:

–       Mental health

–       Self harm

–       Suicide prevention

 

JOB TITLE: Sessional therapists and bank staff

Hours: Various

Pay: £12.00 to £15.00 p/h depending on experience

We are currently recruiting sessional counsellors to supplement our permanent Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

‘Bank staff’ will provide cover for both planned and unplanned leave within the clinical team as well as bringing specific skills, knowledge and experience for short periods of time.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide sessional counselling people to clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively and assertively with the communities and environments where a person is already in contact to provide information, containment and enhance a collaborative recovery approach for the person experiencing mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • Counsellors must be accredited with BACP or equivalent. Unfortunately we will not consider anyone who is not accredited at this time.