Our CEO, Caroline Harroe, recognised with the Janey Antoniou Award

On Saturday our CEO, Caroline Harroe attended the Rethink AGM and Members Day in Birmingham, where she was recognised with the Janey Antoniou Award.

The Award was to recognise those who raise awareness and combat stigma associated with mental health illnesses and those campaigning for the better care for people affected by mental illness both inside and outside of healthcare

Caroline is honoured to be recognised in such a category for the vital and lifesaving work that she does. All of the team here at Harmless and the Tomorrow Project are extremely proud of Caroline for her fantastic achievements.

Harmless and the Tomorrow Project attend the National Positive Practice Awards

Last night members of our team attended the Positive Practice Awards for Mental Health in Newcastle.

Held at the Hilton Hotel, our team were delighted to attend in honour of our beloved Tomorrow Project being shortlisted for the crisis care award for our work with those at risk of suicide.

The Positive Practice Awards are one of seldom few drives to promote effective work in the field of mental health and acknowledge and credit the vital work in this area of healthcare. All too often criticise our provision and the people working within those services, yet take little time to celebrate the compassion and drive for change that ultimately improved the lives of our service users.

Last year, Harmless walked away as a category award winner for our work with children and young people. Up against some phenomenally inspiring projects this year, we did not walk away with category winner for crisis support, however the judges felt that we were eligible for a highly commended award in our category.

The Tomorrow Project is a vital service, mobilising community support to people who are contemplating suicide or might be at risk of suicide. We take our help to them. We work with communities to change and save lives.

The project no longer has any funding, but despite this, we are determined to continue to help people facing crisis in the most helpful manner possible and we hope that this recognition award will support us in achieving this aim.

The MIND service awards open for nomination: let’s get work in the field of self harm recognised!

All in the Mind 25th Anniversary Awards are now open for nominations.

Have you faced mental health difficulties now or in the past?

Is there a person, project or group that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to offer the support or advice that made a real difference to your life? If so, this is your chance to enter them for the new All in the Mind 25th Anniversary Awards.

Harmless would hope to see a range of mental health services represented across the board and hope that self harm services and work in the field of self harm or suicide prevention, be recognised alongside other mental health services.

Get involved!

You can nominate for the awards or get more information by following this link

There are three categories:
Individual Award: An individual family member, friend, boss or colleague who offered significant support.

Professional Award: A mental health professional whose dedication, help and support made a really significant difference to you. This could be a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, social worker, nurse, volunteer or other professional

Project Award:A mental health project or group you took part in, which made a big difference to your recovery or the way you cope.

How to enter
To enter the award, please email us at allinthemind25@bbc.co.uk including:

Your name
Your email address
A telephone number that we can reach you on.
The name of your nominee and the category you are nominating them for.
Then in no more than 500 words describe why you think your nominee made a significant difference to you. Please use examples, if possible, of how they showed greater than expected compassion, understanding or practical assistance.
Please note that any entries which do not include all of the requested information or which go over the word limit will result in the entry being disqualified.

Harmless highly commended at National Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health 2013.

Last night, representatives of Harmless attended ‘The National Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health 2013′ in Sheffield.  We were nominated in the category of ‘Innovative Services in Mental Health Award’ which recognises a project or service that demonstrates innovation in the development and operation of a service supporting people with mental health problems either in-patient or community based.

The team had a really enjoyable night and were really proud to be part of such a wonderful celebration. Unfortunately on this occasion we did not win the award however, we are really happy to report that Harmless was highly commended by the judging panel, which was made up of distinguished leaders in the field of mental health, for our excellent work in the field of self harm and mental health. Although we are disappointed not to win, we were encouraged that not only were we shortlisted from over 50 organisations in our category, but we were one of only two projects from Nottingham who were nominated in all categories. Our organisation, and the work we do, has been recognised on a national level and this is a positive step for our project.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate not only the winners on the night, but also all those who were nominated and particularly those who organised the event. It was really reassuring that there are many organisations and individuals who are looking to make a positive difference in the field of mental health and we very much want to be part of that. We will continue to work hard for all those who are affected by self harm and mental health.

 

Harmless to find out tomorrow if they have won an award at ‘The Breakthrough Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health 2013′

Harmless will find out tomorrow if they have won an award at the ‘The Breakthrough Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health 2013.’ Representatives of Harmless, who are nominated for the vital work we do in the field of self harm and mental health,  will attend the awards celebration in Sheffield tomorrow night.

Harmless is short-listed for the ‘The Innovative service award’ which is given to a project or service that can demonstrate innovation in the development and operation of a service supporting people with mental health problems, either in-patient or community based.

Although we are extremely proud to be nominated, we have our fingers crossed that we can go on and win! We work  hard to establish ourselves as a leading voice around self harm and continue to change the lives of the people we support now and in the future. This award is about identifying and disseminating positive practice and highlights the work we do around self harm on a national level.