Important Information: Updates to our Privacy Policy

At the heart of our service are our wonderful supporters and those who access our services. Our dedicated and passionate team work tirelessly to make sure that people, no matter who they are, feel supported and safe. As part of that commitment, we like to make sure that you are aware of changes that happen in the organisation.

The recent changes in EU data protection law has given us a great opportunity to review our privacy policy and ensure that people feel informed about what they can expect from us when they access our service(s).

Everyone at Harmless is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Our updated privacy policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by Harmless CIC or its associated projects (The Tomorrow Project, The Hope Project & Let’s Talk Training). It covers how we use this information, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Here is a summary:

What information might we collect about you?

The information we collect about you depends on the service you access from us, for example, we will collect more information about you if you access our therapy services than if you access our training services. The information we collect is appropriate and proportionate to the service you are accessing and we will only collect information for the purposes for which they are used.

How might we collect about you?

The way we collect your data depends on the service(s) you access and the way in which you access them. We collect information that you share with us (or that is given to use by an authorised third party) when you first access the service and thereafter each time you engage with our organisation. In some cases, we may collect and process data from third parties without consent if there is a risk, or potential risk, to your life. As a responsible service, we have secure processes and systems in place to ensure that we protect your personal data regardless of how we collect it.

How will we use the information about you?

The personal information that you supply to us (or is supplied to us by a third party) will be used in a number of ways depending on the service(s) you access.

Who has access to your information?

In most cases, only authorised staff will have access to your information. However, we do sometimes share your personal data to third parties under certain circumstances, primarily, if you have given consent to do so, we have concerns for your safety or if we have a legal obligation to do so. We will never sell or rent your personal information to any third party.

What are your rights?

We will only collect and process information, or send you information about our service, when it is appropriate and justified to do so.  However, if you would like a copy of the information we hold about you or would like to be removed from our mailing list, we can do that for you.

What do I need to do?

At this time, there is nothing you need to do. However, you are welcome to look at privacy policy if you would like to find out more information.

If you have any questions or queries about our privacy policy or this update, please contact us via admin@harmless.org.uk

As always, we would like to thank you all for your continued support.

Good luck Aaron and Beckie!

We are truly honoured to be supported by Aaron and Beckie who are fundraising for our life saving service: The Tomorrow Project. Their blog post is below.

“Aaron and I have decided to don the lycra and take part in Cycle Live Nottingham in June, cycling 25 miles around Nottinghamshire to raise money for The Tomorrow Project and Harmless. Most of our friends and family know that we aren’t sporty people so this is a big challenge for us!”

“The Tomorrow Project and Harmless are two charities very close to our hearts as they’ve support both Aaron and I during Aaron’s battle with depression, I wouldn’t know where we would be without them.”

Harmless is an organisation that combines personal and professional experience to support people who self harm, their friends and families, and professionals. They believe in recovery, and through their work they want to promote health and well being. So many people who self harm feel overwhelmed by their emotions, and this is something they want to work hard to change. Harmless was set up by people who understand self harm and at the heart of their service is a real sense of hope.

Your donations really do make a difference to people’s lives, Aaron and I are both examples of that.

£25 can provide one therapy session
£45 can provide an information session drop in
£80 can provide a talk at a school”

Link to fundraiser: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/aaronandbeckiecyclelive/

We are so pleased to see the difference we have made to their lives and feel humbled they have decided to support us in return. GOOD LUCK and an enormous thank you.

Please vote and help us save lives

Today, we are sharing Kevin’s testimony. The reason we’re pushing so hard for people to vote for The Tomorrow Project in the People’s Projects is so that we can support more people like Kevin.

Now more than ever, we need your support to help us win a share of the funding to sustain and expand our life-saving project. We need to offer individuals who are facing issues of isolation, relationship and employment challenges and health needs a safe place. With your vote, we can do just that.

Please vote and share:

https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/the-tomorrow-project

 

Only 7 days left to vote for The Tomorrow Project for the People’s Projects!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR THE TOMORROW PROJECT!

The Tomorrow Project has been shortlisted for a People’s Projects award in the Central East region. The People’s Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV, STV and The National Lottery that gives the public a say in awarding National Lottery funding to local projects across the UK. We have the chance to win a share of £150,000.

The Tomorrow Project, run by Harmless, was set up in Nottinghamshire after a high number of suicides. The project offers support to individuals in crisis and at risk of suicide, as well as supporting those bereaved through suicide. Since 2012, we have had hundreds of referrals. Many of our clients have openly told us we’ve saved their lives.

We know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally, it is the leading cause of death in 5-49 year old males, and the most at-risk group are 40-44 year olds. But, did you know that there is a peak in suicides for those aged 75 and over? The risk of suicide in older adults is phenomenally high, and we want to do more to support them. Many existing therapeutic services exclude those who are suicidal, and most deaths to suicide occur in those who have no know mental health need.

Now more than ever, we need your support to help us win a share of the funding to sustain and expand our life-saving project. We need to offer individuals who are facing issues of isolation, relationship and employment challenges and health needs a safe place. With your vote, we can do just that.

Voting opened on Monday 16th April, and closes on Monday 30th April. Visit https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/the-tomorrow-project to find our project, and look out for more information from us on our social media platforms, including stories from individuals supported through the project.

Sheffield we are coming to you…

Sheffield we are coming to you…

16th May, 2018

9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Venue: Fusion Hub,

Talbot Specialist School, Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, S8 9JP

Self harm Youth training

Whilst we know self harm doesn’t discriminate, it has recently been noted between, 2011-2014 there has been a 68% increase in reported self harm for young women aged 13-16 in the UK.

We are working with Fusion Teaching School Alliance to put on some CPD accredited training.

This training provides an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of professional arenas to attend and get a detailed overview of self harm and working with self harm.  It will enhance your foundational understanding and equip you with brief intervention strategies to support young people who self harm.

 This training is suitable for frontline community staff whose role is involved in supporting people; these individuals may come into contact with those in distress, but for whom this is not their primary role e.g. teaching staff, community support workers, housing support etc.

For more information click on the Eventbrite link here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/level-2-self-harm-youth-course-harmless-tickets-35750571923?aff=es2

Catch up Café

Today, we held a Catch up Café in East Leake.

These sessions are for anyone who would like some information about the service, for anyone who is accessing support from our service or for anyone who just wants to pop in for a catch up with a cup of tea or coffee (and maybe a biscuit or two!)

 

Dates :

Thursday 10th May 2018 – 2.30-3.30pm

Thursday 14th June 2018 – 10.30-11.30am

All catch up café sessions will take place at:

Unit 1
Lighting House
3-5 Station Road
East Leake
Loughborough

If you would like any more information about these sessions, please email crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk

The Tomorrow Project has been shortlisted for a People’s Projects award – we need your votes!

We are thrilled to announce that The Tomorrow Project has been shortlisted for a People’s Projects award in the Central East region. The People’s Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV, STV and The National Lottery that gives the public a say in awarding National Lottery funding to local projects across the UK. We have the chance to win a share of £150,000.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR THE TOMORROW PROJECT!

The Tomorrow Project, run by Harmless, was set up in Nottinghamshire after a high number of suicides. The project offers support to individuals in crisis and at risk of suicide, as well as supporting those bereaved through suicide. Since 2012, we have had hundreds of referrals. Many of our clients have openly told us we’ve saved their lives.

We know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally, it is the leading cause of death in 5-49 year old males, and the most at-risk group are 40-44 year olds. But, did you know that there is a peak in suicides for those aged 75 and over? The risk of suicide in older adults is phenomenally high, and we want to do more to support them. Many existing therapeutic services exclude those who are suicidal, and most deaths to suicide occur in those who have no know mental health need.

Now more than ever, we need your support to help us win a share of the funding to sustain and expand our life-saving project. We need to offer individuals who are facing issues of isolation, relationship and employment challenges and health needs a safe place. With your vote, we can do just that.

Voting opens on Monday 16th April, and closes on Monday 30th April. Visit https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/the-tomorrow-project to find our project, and look out for more information from us on our social media platforms, including stories from individuals supported through the project.

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 among 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.

Self harm rates in UK detention centres and prisons

We know that self harm doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, of any age, anywhere. There are frequently reports in the UK news about high rates of self harm in prisons, and we know that people are uniquely vulnerable when they are in contact with the criminal justice system.

In April 2018, The Independent reported that at least one person a day is self-harming in UK detention centres, and that 2017 saw the highest number of deaths in detainees on record, including six suicides. In addition, self harm incidents in prisons increased by 73% between 2012-16 and there were 120 suicides in prison in 2016 – this is the highest figure on record for any given year.

Cuts to funding and staff have left prisoners and detainees in a more vulnerable position than ever. We want to ensure that all professionals working with people who are at high risk of self harm and suicide are better equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help provide support and promote recovery. Harmless’ Let’s Talk Training team provides courses on self harm awareness, suicide prevention, and mental health awareness. If you would like to find out more, please email us: training@harmless.org.uk

Pledge your commitment to suicide prevention and get training discounts in April

As an organisation we work tirelessly to work towards suicide prevention. You may not know, but all the training that we provide across the UK supports our work in suicide crisis and bereavement. We currently receive no funding towards The Tomorrow Project and every training session that we sell means that more people have access to our life saving support.

So, if you watched last week’s BBC1 Documentary #HardestRoadHome with Zoe Ball, you will have seen the importance of our work. If not, here’s a whistle stop tour.

Each week we see over 50 people who are in crisis; we help them with everything from housing to mental health. These are mostly people who cannot access help from anywhere else within current services and 75% are actively suicidal.

We have also seen hundreds of people bereaved by suicide. We usually provide help to these individuals within a few days of the tragic death that they are facing. The youngest person that we have worked with this year was only 4 years old when they came to us – they had lost their dad to suicide.

We work with people facing tremendous human pain, and we help them to face and overcome this – finding hope. Our pledge is to increase the standard and access to support and help to everyone affected by suicide in one way or another. This is a broad claim but WE WILL SAVE MORE LIVES.

Send us your pledge to suicide prevention and receive 10% off bookings on the list of courses below made in April – and with your permission we will share these pledges as we push forwards towards a collaborative approach to overcoming suicide.

All revenue from courses sold will continue our life saving work, so thank you!

Now… who’s going to be first?

The courses we offer:

** discount available on a first come first served basis and subject to availability.

To make a pledge or find out more about this fantastic offer, contact us via:

Phone: 0115 880 0281
Email: training@harmless.org.uk

Facebook:
@HarmlessUK
@HarmlessTheTomorrowProject
@Let’sTalkTraining

Twitter: 
@HarmlessUK
@Lifevsuicide
@Letstalknlearn