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 info@harmless.org.uk

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 crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk 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 admin@harmless.org.uk 

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.

Congratulations Hollie!

The team at Harmless and the Tomorrow Project would like to thank Hollie Smith for helping to raise £500 towards our Suicide Prevention services in East Leake.

The Tomorrow Project needs great fundraising efforts like this one to continue delivering vital support and suicide prevention services as it currently receives no statutory funding.

Hollie’s contribution will go towards the delivery of this work and help us work towards a brighter future for many people.

Congratulations to Hollie for completing the Litchfield Half Marathon on Sunday 3rd May, and thank you to everyone that supported Hollie in her challenge. All of the money raised really does make a difference.

Help support Hollie in her fundraising efforts for suicide prevention services!

Help support Hollie in her fundraising efforts!

Hollie Smith will be running the Lichfield Half Marathon, on Sunday 3rd May 2015 to raise money for the Tomorrow Project.

Let’s give her a helping hand to reach her £250 target!

The Tomorrow Project is a suicide prevention project that has been set up to respond to the needs and concerns of a local community in East Leake.

The work the Tomorrow Project deliver in East Leake currently has no statutory funding and relies on fundraising efforts like these to help keep this vital support running.

Please support Hollie by visiting her Local Giving page here: http://m.localgiving.com/fundraising/hollielouisesmith

Find out more about the Tomorrow Project here: www.tomorrowproject.org.uk

Kickboxing Event Raises £325.00 for The Tomorrow Project and Suicide Prevention Services

We are delighted to announce that after a very successful charity kickboxing event in East Leake on the 26th October, that £325.00 has been raised to support the Tomorrow Project and it’s suicide prevention services

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came and supported the event and to Martin Byrne and Kickbox UK who offered their time for free to set up and run the class. We are always proud to be so well supported by our local community and every penny raised helps us to save lives.

Some photos of the event can be found via this link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.754383734610086.1073741839.195260523855746&type=1