Introducing Dr Ann John

Dr Ann John is Associate Professor at Swansea University Medical School and will speaking at our 2nd annual conference – From Harm to Hope.

Her main areas of interest are the epidemiology and prevention of common mental disorders, suicide and self harm. Dr John chairs the National Advisory Group to Welsh Government on Suicide and Self harm prevention and, co- lead the Medicine, Health and Society strand of the Graduate Entry Medicine course at Swansea.

With Dr John’s background in public health and primary care, she is an honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine with Public Health Wales.

Dr Ann John’s areas of expertise reside in:

  • Epidemiology
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Common mental disorders
  • Public Health Research
  • Population health
  • Public Mental Health

We at Harmless are delighted to Dr Ann Johns contribution to our conference program on the ‘insert title of presentation’.

If you would like to book a place at the conference, click the following link for more information: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=90

The conference is CPD accredited for professional development credit.

If you would like any more information on the conference, please contact us on admin@harmless.org.uk or call 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

More to follow…

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.

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

Dr Hannah Heath (University of Chester)
Listening to quieter voices: Understanding and meeting the needs of friends.

Lindsey Barratt (Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust)
Distress tolerance and coping in a crisis.

Pam Burrows
Looking after yourself too.

More to follow…

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.

Introducing – Professor Rory O’Connor

Professor Rory O’Connor will be speaking at our 2nd annual conference, March 1st, from Harm to Hope.

He completed his PhD at Queen’s University Belfast in 1997 and then moved to Scotland where he has been ever since, most recently as Professor of Psychology at University of Stirling.  He joined the University of Glasgow in July 2013 and is currently Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory and is head of the Mental Health and Wellbeing group there.  He is a registered health psychologist who is broadly interested in self-regulation processes and health outcomes.  He is Past President of the International Academy for Suicide Research, past UK National Representative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and a member of the American Association of Suicidology. 

In 2014 he was elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.  He also serves on the Scientific Review Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is Deputy Chief Editor of Archives of Suicide Research, an Associate Editor of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour, serves on the editorial board of Psychology and Health, Crisis, the Open Access Journals Suicidology Online and Psychiatry Journal.

Rory is a member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology (and is an accredited Stage 2 health psychology supervisor) and the European Health Psychology Society.  He also sits on the Chief Scientist Office’s Health Services and Population Research Grants Committee, and the Scottish Government’s national suicide and self-harm implementation and monitoring group.  Rory was also a member of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE self-harm guidelines (longer term management).

Everyone here at Harmless is incredibly excited to having Professor Rory O’Connor speaking at the conference. If you would like to attend please click on the following link for more information: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=90.

Or you can contact us on 0115 934 8445 / admin@harmless.org.uk

Introducing Lindsey Barratt

Lindsey Barratt is a Mental Health Practitioner and Cluster 8 pathway and, will be joining us at our 2nd annual conference – From Harm to Hope on 1st March 2017.

Lindsey is currently working as a cluster 8 pathway co-ordinator, overseeing psychosocial interventions for clients who would attract the diagnosis of personality disorder.  She has worked for the Trust for twenty one years, with experience on the wards and in the community. Eventually deciding to focus her work on clients diagnosed with personality disorder hoping to change the way we work with clients in secondary mental health, in a more positive, empowering and collaborative way.

We are looking forward to Lindsey’s workshop on distress tolerance, coping in a crisis and working together.

For more information or to book tickets, please click here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=90

From Harm to Hope – National Self Harm Conference – 1st March 2017

1st March 2017Nottingham Conference Centre

JOIN US

Self harm conference 

£150 per delegate place

or

2 places for £200

 

Our 2nd Annual National Conference looking at effective services for people that self harm, current thinking and implication for practice. 

Themes for the day

– Driving change

– Collaborative partnership

– Service user representation

– Effective practice

– Overcoming stigma & discrimination

 

Speakers Include:

– Professor Rory O’Connor

– Professor Ellen Townsend

– Caroline Harroe

– Dr Ann John

– Plus many more

COME ONE, COME ALL 

Further enquiries or to book, please contact:
Phone: 0115 934 8445
Email: admin@harmless.org.uk

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

From Harm to Hope, National Harmless Conference

1st March 2017, Nottingham Conference Centre

 JOIN US

Self harm conference 

Our 2nd Annual National Conference looking at effective services for people that self harm, current thinking and implication for practice. 

Themes for the day

– Driving change

–       Collaborative partnership

–       Service user representation

–       Effective practice

–       Overcoming stigma & discrimination

£150 per delegate, CPD certified, Workshops, Food, Speakers, 

COME ONE, COME ALL 

Further enquiries or to book, please contact:
Phone: 0115 934 8445
Email: admin@harmless.org.uk

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 

Self Harm Conference: From Harm to Hope – Wednesday 1st March 2017

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

Early bird offer: £90 per delegate*

*Usual price £150 per delegate place. Offer available for all places booked and paid for before 30th November 2016 only.

Conference details:

The theme of our conference is empowering communities through collaboration.

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 Pooky Knightsmith

More to follow…

Workshops:

Caroline Harroe (Harmless) – Clinical Skills Masterclass
Sophie Allen (Harmless)
Sarah Kessling (Harmless)
Pam Burrows

More to follow…

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

Self Harm Conference: From Harm to Hope – Wednesday 1st March 2017

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

Early bird offer: £90 per delegate*

*Usual price £150 per delegate place. Offer available for all places booked and paid for before 30th November 2016 only.

 

Conference details:

The theme of our conference is empowering communities through collaboration.

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 Pooky Knightsmith

More to follow…

Workshops:

Caroline Harroe (Harmless) – Clinical Skills Masterclass
Sophie Allen (Harmless)
Sarah Kessling (Harmless)
Pam Burrows

More to follow…

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