Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our clinical team?

We are currently recruiting for a Specialist Therapist to join the Harmless team. The deadline for applications is Monday 27th November 2017 at 12pm, with interviews to take place in the week commencing 4th December 2017.

To download the job description, please click here.

To download an application form, please click here.

JOB TITLE: Specialist Therapist

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week

SALARY: £23,250 per annum

START DATE: 8th January 2018

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Harmless are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to join our passionate team and help us save lives.  We are looking for a dynamic individual, who is willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves in order to do whatever is required to help people attain recovery.

This role is particularly well suited to a therapist early in their career looking for a long term opportunity to develop as a specialist therapist.

Application Deadline: 27th November 2017 at 12pm. 

Interviews will be held in Nottingham w/c 4th December 2017. 

Please send your completed application form by the deadline to info@harmless.org.uk.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the application process, please contact us by calling 0115 880 0280 or email info@harmless.org.uk.

Announcing our first confirmed workshop for our forthcoming conference, From Harm to Hope, on 1st March 2018 at the Nottingham Conference Centre.

Each year World Mental Health day provides an opportunity “for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide”. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health in the workplace.

In keeping with this year’s theme, our first confirmed workshop will be held by Pam Burrows – People Booster. This workshop will be introducing the concept of an organisational C.A.R.E. model focusing on the sustainability of your organisation by the maintenance of workforce wellbeing. The workshop is ideal for those wanting to focus on their own wellbeing in the workplace and strategies for driving wellbeing across our workforces.

Delivered in her usual engaging, funny and dynamic style, this workshop will offer food for thought, alongside useful strategies for you to take away.

If you would like to book tickets to our conference, or would like more details, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-harm-to-hope-self-harm-conference-tickets-38725331509

The Hen Chow ‘Farm and River Route’

On Sunday 15th October, I was privileged to be part of the 2nd Hen Chow ‘Farm and River Route’, a 2.5 mile route to help raise funds to improve mental healthcare for young adults.

We had the option to run, walk or ride (yes you heard it right, you could ride in an amazingly cool tractor-trailer). But whether you chose to walk, run or grab that cheeky ride, it did not matter. It was also not important if you were wearing your best running kit, yours jeans or you were pushing a baby pram. It only mattered that you were there, and that was something that we all shared in that moment. Everyone that participated (and there were so many!) knew they were part of something special. Yet, that was done with the natural ease of something you do every day – step by step, we create momentum, we move. We go forward.

There is an old Chinese saying that goes something like this – walk alone, and you’ll go fast. Walk together, and you’ll go far.

And we did. Once again, everyone came together on that morning, showing that just as being kind and compassionate, we can also be the driving (no pun intended, I will however remind you again of the amazing tractor available) force behind change.

Thanks for reading,

Ana

Project worker for Harmless & The Tomorrow Project

 

Self Harm Conference – 1st March 2018 – Tickets now on sale

From Harm to Hope – Self Harm Conference

 

Thursday 1st March 2018

Nottingham Conference Centre

 

£150 per delegate, or 2 for £200*

 

Click here to book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-harm-to-hope-self-harm-conference-tickets-38725331509

We are pleased to announce that Harmless’ third national self harm conference will be held on Thursday 1st March 2018, Self Harm Awareness Day. This year’s theme is ‘self harm: suicide prevention starts here’.

As in previous years, the conference will be shaped around the following five strategic areas:

Collaborative partnership,

Service user representation,

Effective practice,

Driving change,

Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

 

Our conference gathers together leading academics and experts in the fields of self harm and suicide. Speakers already confirmed:

Professor Louis Appleby, who leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England.

Dr. Alys Cole-King, a Liaison Psychiatrist and Specialist in suicide prevention.

We will be confirming all speakers, workshops, and our agenda closer to the event. Please book early to take advantage of our ticket offer.

Click here to book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-harm-to-hope-self-harm-conference-tickets-38725331509

 

*Excluding Eventbrite booking fees. We also offer discounted tickets for charities and students – to book these please call our office directly on 0115 880 0280.

 

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.

JAY-Z Stresses Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Following the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, JAY-Z has urged fans to tackle mental health issues head-on.

The 99 Problems hit maker got to know Chester and his Linkin Park bandmates during the recording of their 2004 mash-ups album Collision Course, and he was saddened to hear of the singer’s suicide last month, just weeks after the tragic loss of his close pal Chris Cornell.

JAY-Z, who recently paid tribute to the rocker at his V Festival show in the U.K., touched on the topic during the second part of his Rap Radar podcast interview, which was released on his Tidal streaming service on Friday (Aug 25).

“Not only do we have to watch our physical health and what we’re doing with our bodies, but also mental health,” he said. “A lot of people go through trauma and you’re too embarrassed to get help for it…

“A lot of times, we tend to be like, ‘They were selfish. It’s like, no they weren’t; they’re sick, they’re in pain. I can’t even imagine that kind of pain, especially unchecked. We’re not dealing with that because it’s not the cool thing to do.”

He continued: “I think that we can use it and hopefully, as a society, we use that to go forward. People can start getting help for what they’re going through, talk to somebody…”

“These losses could be lessons. Someone somewhere could be looking at Chester and be like, ‘Man, I wasn’t feeling so good and I need to get some help or I need to talk to somebody about it.'”

If you would like support or information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@harmless.org.uk.

Harmless appear in national news

Harmless have appeared in numerous news stories surrounding the sharp rise in recent reported cases of self harm in young girls aged 13-16.

A few of our clients and our CEO, Caroline Harroe, have taken part in various national news stories around this recent statistic.

Yesterday we filmed a piece for Sky News which has featured on the Sky News channel and online at various times throughout today.

You can watch this news story at this link: http://news.sky.com/video/girls-self-harming-more-due-to-social-media-11087600

We have also been filming today for ITV national news which was broadcast on today’s lunchtime news bulletin. This story will also feature on ITV Central News at 6pm this evening. Make sure you tune in!

Could you write a blog for us?

Harmless would like to invite you to contribute to our blog. Our blog is important to us because it helps us convey a range of issues around self harm and suicide to the public. It helps us reach people in distress and promote better understanding about these issues amongst our readers.

It helps us tell you about our work, upcoming events, dispel myths and offer advice. But we also want it to challenge stigma and to offer real stories about self harm and recovery so that people reading this can feel connected to what we do and who we help.

If you would like to write a blog for us about your experiences, then you can submit this to info@harmless.org.uk with the title ‘blog post’. In your email, please tell us what name you would like us to use for you. You can say as little about your identity as you want.

The blog should be about 200 -300 words in length and shouldn’t be graphic in any way, but should offer the reader an insight into your experiences that mighty help them relate to self harm, distress, or suicide. The blog could be about what you’ve felt or experienced, what’s helped, or not helped… What needs to change, or what he stigma around these issues has been for you.

It is vital to harmless that we represent your voice and your experiences, so if you feel you can contribute to this blog, please do.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Harmless’ 10th anniversary celebration event a great success!

Thank you to everyone who supported us, and came to our celebration event. The evening was a huge success and one we will remember. It was a truly amazing evening from the outset and throughout and we all went away feeling incredibly humbled by the reactions and positivity of those in attendance.

We were supported by so many individuals and businesses and we can’t express our gratitude for that support enough.

Thank you to Thomas, our wonderful photographer who has now twice dedicated his time in supporting us at events. Being able to look back on those moments you captured means a great deal to us.

Thank you to Deri, A Moment’s Notice and Wilf & the Hullabalos. You all really made the evening incredibly special with your fantastic musical performances. We are all really grateful for your help by stepping in last minute.

Thank you for Wes at Ruddington Grange for all the support in the lead up to the event!! You were amazing and really looked after us!!!

Thank you to all the businesses (big and small!) who supported us with raffle and auction prizes: Super + Super, Cath Kidston Nottingham, Planet Bounce, LC FC, Oscar and Rosie’s, Team Sport, Denby Pottery, Eden Hall Spa, Aspell Cyder, Create Gift Love, National Ice Centre, Megan Makes Illustration, Paper Veil Weddings, Microflight, Boots, Ragdale Hall, DawnsBaloons4all and many, many more.

And finally a thank you to everyone who came and supported us, without you all, we wouldn’t be here in a position to celebration ten years in service. Your support means that the 30,000 individuals we have supported so far can keep growing for years and years to come, and ultimately be able to save more lives.

A magical evening and one we won’t forget. Thank you.

The Harmless team

Harmless and the Tomorrow Project head office has now moved, please note our new address and new phone numbers.

We have now embarked on a new journey in our new premises. Our new address is as follows:

1 Beech Avenue, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, NG7 7LJ.

While we will be seeing clients at the new offices, we will also continue to see clients at NCVS. Clients should speak to their Therapist or Project Worker to confirm the location of their appointment.

As part of this new venture, we have also taken on new phone numbers, please note that any messages left on our old numbers will no longer be monitored.

Harmless & Tomorrow Project (Admin only):     0115 880 0280

Let’s Talk Training:                                                 0115 880 0281

Tomorrow Project Suicide Crisis Line:                 0115 880 0282

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.