The Harmless self harm conference #HarmtoHope – The epitome of what Harmless is about…

On 1st March 2017, Harmless was proud to host its 2nd national self harm conference #HarmtoHope which looked at effective services for people that self harm, current thinking and implications for practice.

Whilst most of the plaudits will quite rightly go to our motivational key note speakers, wonderful Chair, brilliant workshop leads and of course, our superb delegates; I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic contribution that our own team made.

The conference demonstrated everything that we are about – a passionate team who work together to achieve a feat often outside our modest resources in the hope that it makes a difference to someone, somewhere. It takes a tremendous amount of effort, time and dedication to plan and host a successful conference and we are eternally grateful to everyone involved.

Today, we will continue with our normal day-to-day roles with a sense of pride that the Harmless team achieved something special.   

We look forward to doing the same next year

 

Darren Fox

Business and Operations Manager at Harmless

 

Harmless Conference, From Harm to Hope, Today!

Today we hold our 2nd annual national conference looking at effective services for people that self harm, current thinking and implications for practice.

The theme of this years conference is understanding and change.

Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work.

This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.
The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base including young people and adults.
Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

  • Collaborative partnership,
  • Service user representation,
  • Effective practice,
  • Driving change
  • Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

We will be hearing from leading names in the field of self harm including, Professor Rory O’Connor, Dr Ann John & Professor Ellen Townsend.

Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm.

Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2017: Free sponsored places now available!

FREE SPONSORED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE

We have now secured sponsorship from our Community Champions – Nottingham City Transport for three free places to our conference on 1st March 2017 and are now inviting applications for these free places.

If you would like to attend our conference in one of these free places, you will need to complete an application form which you can download using the red link below.

All applications must be submitted to admin@harmless.org.uk no later than  Friday 24th February 2017. Any late submissions may not be considered.

Please click here to download our Sponsored Places Application Form

Please note that the submission of this form does not guarantee you a free place. All applications will be considered by Harmless management and you will be informed if you have been successful. If you do not hear back from us, please assume you have not been successful.

Self Harm Conference: From Harm to Hope

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Usual Price £150 per delegate place

What is the purpose of the conference?

The theme of this year’s conference is understanding and change.

Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work.

This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.

The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base, including young people and adults.

Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

Collaborative partnership,

Service user representation,

Effective practice,

Driving change,

Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm.

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Rory O’Connor

Professor Ellen Townsend

Dr Ann John

Harriet Bickley

Workshops 

Caroline Harroe (Harmless)

Clinical Skills Masterclass

 Sophie Allen (Harmless)

Understanding Recovery: Impact our Attitudes and Ethos have on Effective Recovery Rates

Sarah Kessling (Harmless)

Exploring possible online interventions, which help support self harm and the wider implications.

Claire Dixon (Harmless)

Propamanda: self harm and men (breaking the stigma)

Ruth Coward

Telling our stories: A gift to ourselves and future generations – Challenging stigma and affecting change.

Dr Hannah Heath

Listening to quieter voices: Understanding and meeting the needs of friends. Lindsey Barrett Distress tolerance and coping in a crisis.

Pam Burrows

Looking After Yourself too. Marie Armstrong Using a Narrative Approach to Re-Story Issues of Trust

Fiona Macaulay

Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – How can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs?

Papyrus UK

Introduction to supporting young people who self harm.

 

Venue

The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre, located on Nottingham Trent Universities City Campus.

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk.

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445

Pam Burrows on From Harm to Hope

01st March 2017 is Self harm awareness day and in line with this we are holding our National Conference, From Harm to Hope. 

Pam Burrows is just one of the many workshop speakers presenting on the day, here she is giving you a taste of what is to come. 

If you are interested in attending then please BOOK NOW or email admin@harmless.org.uk 

 

Self Harm Conference, 1st March 2017: Free sponsored places now available!

FREE SPONSORED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE

We have now secured sponsorship from our Community Champions – Nottingham City Transport for three free places to our conference on 1st March 2017 and are now inviting applications for these free places.

If you would like to attend our conference in one of these free places, you will need to complete an application form which you can download using the red link below. 

All applications must be submitted to admin@harmless.org.uk no later than  Friday 24th February 2017. Any late submissions may not be considered.

Please click here to download our Sponsored Places Application Form

Please note that the submission of this form does not guarantee you a free place. All applications will be considered by Harmless management and you will be informed if you have been successful. If you do not hear back from us, please assume you have not been successful. 

 

Self Harm Conference: From Harm to Hope

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Usual Price £150 per delegate place

 

What is the purpose of the conference?

The theme of this year’s conference is understanding and change.

Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work.

This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.

The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base, including young people and adults.

Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

Collaborative partnership,

Service user representation,

Effective practice,

Driving change,

Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

 

Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm.

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Rory O’Connor

Professor Ellen Townsend

Dr Ann John

Harriet Bickley

 

Workshops 

Caroline Harroe (Harmless)

Clinical Skills Masterclass

 

 Sophie Allen (Harmless)

Understanding Recovery: Impact our Attitudes and Ethos have on Effective Recovery Rates

 

Sarah Kessling (Harmless)

Exploring possible online interventions, which help support self harm and the wider implications.

 

Claire Dixon (Harmless)

Propamanda: self harm and men (breaking the stigma)

 

Ruth Coward

Telling our stories: A gift to ourselves and future generations – Challenging stigma and affecting change.

 

Dr Hannah Heath

Listening to quieter voices: Understanding and meeting the needs of friends. Lindsey Barrett Distress tolerance and coping in a crisis.

 

Pam Burrows

Looking After Yourself too. Marie Armstrong Using a Narrative Approach to Re-Story Issues of Trust

 

Fiona Macaulay

Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – How can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs?

 

Papyrus UK

Introduction to supporting young people who self harm.

 

Venue

The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre, located on Nottingham Trent Universities City Campus.

 

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk.

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445

Why not come along to our self harm conference?

From Harm to Hope
01/03/17

Nottingham Conference Centre

 

Do you have an interest in learning more about self harm?

Do you want to opportunities to connect with lead academics and professionals?

Do you want to raise awareness and reduce stigma around self harm?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then I believe our National Self harm Conference just might be for you.

1st March is Self harm Awareness day and in line with this we run a National conference, which gathers lead academics from all over the country to come speak. 

This year we are privileged to hear from:

Professor Rory O’Connor

Professor Ellen Townsend

Dr. Ann John

Harriet Bickley

 

We are also holding workshops including:

Clinical Skills Master class

Understanding Recovery

Exploring possible online interventions

Propamanda: Self harm and men

Telling our stories

Looking after yourself

Distress tolerance 

And many more…

 

We are currently running an amazing offer of two places for £200 (Usually £150 per place) so to take up on this please contact admin@harmless.org.uk or speak to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445

Self Harm Conference, From Harm to Hope – 1st March 2017 – 2 delegates for £200

Our 2nd annual national conference looking at effective services for people that self harm, current thinking and implications for practice.

£150 per place 
or
 2 places for £200*

To book tickets, please conatact us at admin@harmless.org.uk, or call us on 0115 934 8445. 

 

Conference details:

The theme of this years conference is understanding and change.

Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work.

This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.

The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base including young people and adults.

Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

Collaborative partnership,

Service user representation,

Effective practice,

Driving change,

Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Rory O’Connor
Professor Ellen Townsend
Dr Ann John
Harriet Bickley

 

Workshops:

 

Caroline Harroe (Harmless)

Clinical Skills Masterclass

 

Sophie Allen (Harmless)

Understanding Recovery: Impact our Attitudes and Ethos have on Effective Recovery Rates

 

Sarah Kessling (Harmless)

Exploring possible online interventions, which help support self harm and the wider implications.

 

Claire Dixon (Harmless)

Propamanda: self harm and men (breaking the stigma)

 

Ruth Coward

Telling our stories: A gift to ourselves and future generations – Challenging stigma and affecting change.

 

Dr Hannah Heath

Listening to quieter voices: Understanding and meeting the needs of friends. Lindsey Barrett Distress tolerance and coping in a crisis.

 

Pam Burrows

Looking After Yourself too. Marie Armstrong Using a Narrative Approach to Re-Story Issues of Trust

 

Fiona Macaulay

Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – How can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs?

 

Papyrus UK

Introduction to supporting young people who self harm.

 

 

Venue:

The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre. For directions please click here

Who we are:

Harmless is a user led service which provides support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals. We are committed to saving lives and giving a voice to those unheard. Harmless launched in 2007 and was set up by people who understand self harm. At the heart of our service is a real sense of hope, we know with the right support, and help life can get better. Find out more about Harmless by looking on our website www.harmless.org.uk

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445.

*to qualify for this offer, both delegates must be booked at the same time and be part of the same organisation.

Meet one of our new interns, Hannah

Hello, my name is Hannah and I have recently become part of the team as the admin intern for Harmless.

I carry out a variety of tasks within my role but the main focus right now is the second annual conference From Harm to Hope on 1st March 2017 and to make sure that everything is finished and finalised for the conference. I am also working together with Chloe, the events coordinator intern, to help to plan another event in October which is the celebration event.

I am looking forward to being part of the team and to be able to learn more knowledge surrounding mental health, especially self harm so that I can help and support others who self harm. Also I look forward to gaining valuable experiences during my time here at Harmless.

Introducing Pam Burrows

Pam Burrows has been speaking professionally for over 25 years in the public sector, third sector and in the commercial world. Previously delivering business skills workshops globally to blue chip companies, for the last 17 years she has focused closer to home on the value of boosting the confidence, energy and positivity of people.

In 2015 Pam won a European OSHA award with Nottingham City Homes for reducing stress in the workplace and also became a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.

Pam is a qualified Nursery Nurse, Social Worker and Master Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). She appears regularly on TV and BBC Radio and has produced 2 short films on social issues.

Pam says that she is taking far too long to write a book and to fill the gap has recently produced an Android and iOS app with free confidence boosting resources. Pam wears a tutu when the mood takes her, gives up sugar and takes it up again on a regular basis and quite likes hugging trees when no-one’s looking.

We are incredibly excited for Pam to be joining us on the 1st March 2017 for her workshop: Looking after yourself too. 

If you would like to book tickets to the conference, please contact admin@harmless.org.uk or call us on 0115 934 8445.

Self Harm Conference, From Harm to Hope – 1st March 2017 – 2 delegates for £200

Our 2nd annual national conference looking at effective services for people that self harm, current thinking and implications for practice.

£150 per place 
or
 2 places for £200*

To book tickets, please conatact us at admin@harmless.org.uk, or call us on 0115 934 8445. 

Conference details:

The theme of this years conference is understanding and change.

Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work.

This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.

The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base including young people and adults.

Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

Collaborative partnership,

Service user representation,

Effective practice,

Driving change,

Overcoming stigma and discrimination.

Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Rory O’Connor
Caroline Harroe Professor
Ellen Townsend
Dr Ann John
Workshops:
Caroline Harroe (Harmless)
Clinical Skills Masterclass
Sophie Allen (Harmless)
Understanding Recovery: Impact our Attitudes and Ethos have on Effective Recovery Rates
Sarah Kessling (Harmless)
Exploring possible online interventions, which help support self harm and the wider implications.
Claire Dixon (Harmless)
Propamanda: self harm and men (breaking the stigma)
Ruth Coward
Telling our stories: A gift to ourselves and future generations – Challenging stigma and affecting change.
Dr Hannah Heath
Listening to quieter voices: Understanding and meeting the needs of friends. Lindsey Barrett Distress tolerance and coping in a crisis.
Pam Burrows
Looking After Yourself too. Marie Armstrong Using a Narrative Approach to Re-Story Issues of Trust
Fiona Macaulay
Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – How can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs?
Papyrus UK
Introduction to supporting young people who self harm.

Venue:

The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre. For directions please click here

Who we are:

Harmless is a user led service which provides support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals. We are committed to saving lives and giving a voice to those unheard. Harmless launched in 2007 and was set up by people who understand self harm. At the heart of our service is a real sense of hope, we know with the right support, and help life can get better. Find out more about Harmless by looking on our website www.harmless.org.uk

Self harm is everyone’s business:

1 in 10 people are affected by self harm. Self harm does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Anyone is at risk from self harming at some point in their life depending on the experiences they have and the worry they feel about these experiences. Popular culture would have you believe that it is predominantly young girls who self harm; findings suggest that in fact for the age range of mid 30′s in men represent the majority of people attending Accident and Emergency for the treatment of self harm. Given this, we will only save more lives if all parts of society work together.

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email admin@harmless.org.uk

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445.

*to qualify for this offer, both delegates must be booked at the same time and be part of the same organisation.