March Catch Up Cafe dates

Throughout March, Harmless and The Tomorrow Project are hosting 4 Catch up Cafes across two of our Nottinghamshire offices. The catch up cafes are friendly and welcoming; our staff will be on hand to provide some informal support to support you and those you know.

Dates –

Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 12.30-13.30 – For those aged up to 21

Friday 13th March 2020 at 12.30-13.30 – For those aged 18 and over

Location –

Harmless, The Sanctuary, 1 Beech Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 7LJ


Dates –

Wednesday 25th March 2020 – 13.30-14.30 – for those aged 18 and over

Thursday 26th March 2020 – 11.00-12.00 – for those aged up to 21

Location –

Unit 1, Lighting House, 3-5 Station Road, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6LQ


If you would like any further information about the Catch up Cafes, please drop us an email at

What’s your self-care activity? Part 2 – A message from Sofia.

Spa weekend with mum Feb; Go ape start of March; Concert end of March; comedian show May….. Tonight – Hot pot night with my two best friends.

It doesn’t have to be anything big, it could be a sleepover with your friends, going for a massage, a long walk with your dog or getting your nails done. The point is that self-care is important and having things to look forward to is a form of my self-care. I like to plan things in advance so that I can have something coming up that I know I’m going to enjoy. It also gives me time to prepare for the day so I can re-charge my batteries if needed, maybe by having a long shower the night before or an early night.

I’ve found planning things in advance to look forward to has really helped me, maybe it’s something you would take satisfaction from too, maybe not, but finding/recognising your form of self care is something that you can benefit from by making sure to prioritise whatever it is. Maybe that seems a little selfish if we already have hectic lives, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with being a little selfish when it come to putting our mental health first.


Suicide Bereavement Support Officer

In the news: Police receive new powers to search people with mental health needs

Guidance issued to police will see many new changes in the way police respond to call outs from December 11. Police will now be expected to “keep” individuals at a ‘place of safety’ (including, potentially, their home) rather than move them to hospitals or police station, which what has typically happened to date. 

Police are to receive new powers next month to search people with mental health needs. The new search power allows police officers to search people in distress when section 135 or 136 (‘sectioning’) orders are imposed. Mental Health Today were first last week to reveal 1,000 people vulnerable people were detained in police cells last year. New guidance released by the Department of Health reveals police will now be given the powers to carry out searches for “their own safety”. 

Guidance issued to police today will see many new changes in the way police respond to call outs from December 11 onwards:

• section 136 powers may now be exercised anywhere other than in a private

• it is now unlawful to use a police station as a place of safety for anyone under the age of 18 in any circumstances

• a police station can now only be used as a place of safety for adults in specific circumstances, which are set out in regulations

• the previous maximum detention period of up to 72 hours has been reduced to 24 hours (unless a doctor certifies that an extension of up to 12 hours is necessary)

• before exercising a section 136 power police officers must, where practicable, consult one of the health professionals listed in section 136(1C), or in regulations made under that provision

• a person subject to section 135 or 136 can be kept at, as well as removed to, a place of safety. Therefore, where a section 135 warrant has been executed, a person may be kept at their home (if it is a place of safety) for the purposes of an assessment rather than being removed to another place of safety

• a new search power allows police officers to search persons subject to section 135 or 136 powers for protective purposes.

Link to full blog here:



A Message from Dr. Noah


Harmless has been in service for 10 years and here’s what Noah had to say about it

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#WSPD Prevention Pathways: FREE Suicide prevention workshops

Join us Friday 8th September for ‘The Story so far…’


At this event there will be free training workshops and you will have the opportunity to hear about the life saving work we have been doing  as well as hearing directly from people who have benefited from this innovative service, who will be telling their stories.

Sir Colin Campbell Building
Wollaton Road


08:30 Registration 
9:00 Welcome 
9:30 The story so far…
10:15 Break 
10:30 Workshop 1
12:00 Lunch 
13:00 Workshop 2
14:30 Break
14:45 Living experience 
15:30 Panel
15:45 Finish 

Lunch & Refreshments provided 

Workshop 1: An Introduction to Suicide crisis intervention
This workshop will establish basic principles around Suicide crisis intervention considering the following areas:
  • Myths & facts about suicide 
  • The impact our attitudes have on a suicide crisis intervention 
  • How to support someone effectively who is in crisis 
  • How to signpost effectively 
Workshop 2: An Introduction to effective risk assessment around suicide

This workshop will establish basic principles on effective risk assessment considering the following areas: 
  • Identifying risk factors 
  • Understanding & developing evidence based risk assessment tools
  • Establishing current emotional states & behaviours
  • Reviewing & revisiting risk 

Catch up Café

Harmless will be hosting a Catch up Café

Tuesday 13th December 2016

4.30 – 5.30 pm.

If you are 18 or over, and would like support for yourself, a friend or family member then feel free to come along.

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.

Catch up Café sessions are held at Nottingham Community and Voluntary Centre on Mansfield Road (opposite House of Fraser).

If you have trouble finding us please call on 0115 8348445 (professional use only) or email us at

TP Crisis Pathway

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential,
community based suicide prevention service

The Tomorrow Project launched two new pathways on the 12th September; suicide crisis and suicide bereavement. Working at The Tomorrow Project on the suicide crisis pathway has opened up eyes and hearts to those in need.

There were 6,122 suicides of people aged 10 and over registered in the UK in 2014 as published by the office for national statistics. This is 6,122 more than there should have been.

We have seen the referrals and interest in this pathway grow and grow, this emphasises the importance of the project. After seeing the difference, one chat and one cup of tea can make. When a client comes in full of distress and sadness, to leaving filled with hope for the next day, and the days after that. Not only have you possibly filled someone’s day with a little bit of joy, you’ve maybe saved a life.

The work we do here at the Tomorrow Project Crisis Pathway is vital. We help clients keep engaged in their lives, we work towards making their situations better, both practically and emotionally, but most of all, we offer compassion. We offer support. We offer validation. We fight the stigmas that surround suicide. We remind people they aren’t the bad that happened to them. They are important. They are valid. They are loved.

If you need any support, please contact or call 0115 9348447, leaving a message including your name, contact details and a crisis worker will contact you within 1 working day.


Could you be our next Community Champion?

Could you join our business community champions? 

Every year we run a number of events and to make those event happen in a way that reaches everyone that it needs to, we engage with as many corporate sponsors as we are able.

Our community champions help us to widen our offer of help to more people that need it. 

Could you be a community champion? 

Are you a company looking for further CSR opportunities? 

Could you donate £1-300 (or more, obviously!!) to help people in distress and their families come along to our help promoting events.

Your money would help us host events that reach people; in return you would receive sponsorship acknowledgment in local press and convene and an update about the social impact you’ve contributed to.  

Please share, and thank you and if you want to get involved, please contact 

International Volunteer’s Day

International Volunteer Day on 5 December was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteering.

Here at Harmless, we are a Community and Voluntary service, so we truly understand the power that volunteering holds, bringing communities together and strengthens the bonds between people, working towards a common goal.

When Harmless launched The Tomorrow Project in 2012, it was brought about due to a need in the community. A small, rural village was in the grips of terrible grief following the loss of a number of people from the community to suicide, with nothing resembling adequate support in place the residents were left reeling from their losses without knowing where to turn.

Seeing and feeling the pain all around her, our CEO Caroline Harroe launched The Tomorrow Project, holding a meeting in a church hall to ask the community what it was that they needed, so the project could ensure that the bereaved were receiving the support they truly needed. This process, along with crowdsourcing the name of the project from the same community, means that The Tomorrow Project is fortunate to benefit from a close relationship with the people for whom it was established.

From this, we’ve have voluntary contributions from different people and groups in many different forms, from a bereaved family holding fundraising events that raised around £4,000, to sponsored runs and bike rides to telling the story of their experiences with Harmless/The Tomorrow Project and how they’ve moved from despair to hope, and all of these are equally important.

So we’d like to take the opportunity on this, the week of International Volunteers Day, to once again thank everyone who has given their time, energy and effort to help us to be able to reach further, build higher and support better those who in need. Those who have turned their own experiences into a source of strength and used that to help support others. 

On behalf of all of us here at Harmless and the Tomorrow Project, thank you all.