Upcoming self harm and young people training

Harmless’ next Self Harm and Young People training day is on Friday 16th January 2015

What this training day provides?

This training concentrates on self harm from the perspective of young people. Harmless are a specialist service and leading organisation in the field of self harm and have years of experience of working with those aged under 18 years old. This training day gives delegates from a broad range of professional arenas an opportunity to get a detailed overview from the experts about self harm and working with young people who self harm.

This training would be suitable for anyone who works with young people or who may come in to contract with young people who self harm or at risk of self harm.

It will aim to enhance understanding and skills to be able to make a positive difference to the life of someone who is self harming, and looks to ensure that we feel more comfortable and confident about working with people who self harm.

Learning Outcomes

  • What self harm is, and who it effects
  • What causes young people to self harm and some of the myths around self harm
  • What can be done to support and help young people who self harm
  • Managing the impact of self harm as an individual and a workplace
  • Useful interventions for working with young people who self harm and promoting empowerment
  • Managing and assessing risk

For more information and to book a place, click here or email training@harmless.org.uk

Why is training so important?

Self harm can be an extremely complex and painful issue to face, for the individuals who self harm, and for those that they go to for help and support. As professionals, the interaction that you have with someone that self harms has the capacity to help or hinder that person’s recovery.  Professional training, development and support are essential to ensure that we have the appropriate knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to make a positive difference to the life of someone is self harming, and to ensure that we feel comfortable and confident in our roles.

Harmless’ training will encourage you to explore your awareness of self harm, and develop an understanding of the key issues faced by people who self harm, and by the issues that this raises for the services that these individuals come into contact with. We will explore the impact that we, as service providers, can potentially have upon the health, recovery and well-being of those that self harm, and explore skills and interventions that can be used with people that self harm.

Our aim is to help develop the knowledge, skills and awareness of staff to feel confident and competent in responding to individuals who harm themselves.

We deliver a range of workshop and training packages throughout the UK so that you can be sure you are accessing the appropriate level of support for yourself and your staff team.

All training is provided by an experienced trainer and in line with NICE Guidance (2004) combine research led, evidence based knowledge with service user informed insight to enhance the learning experience.

Self Harm and Young People Training Day – 20th November 2014

What this training day provides?

This training concentrates on self harm from the perspective of young people. Harmless are a specialist service and leading organisation in the field of self harm and have years of experience of working with those aged under 18 years old. This training day gives delegates from a broad range of professional arenas an opportunity to get a detailed overview from the experts about self harm and working with young people who self harm.

This training would be suitable for anyone who works with young people or who may come in to contract with young people who self harm or at risk of self harm.

It will aim to enhance understanding and skills to be able to make a positive difference to the life of someone who is self harming, and looks to ensure that we feel more comfortable and confident about working with people who self harm.

Learning Outcomes

  • What self harm is, and who it effects
  • What causes young people to self harm and some of the myths around self harm
  • What can be done to support and help young people who self harm
  • Managing the impact of self harm as an individual and a workplace
  • Useful interventions for working with young people who self harm and promoting empowerment
  • Managing and assessing risk

Date: 20th November 2014

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Venue: Nottingham Community and Voluntary Centre

To book your place, click here

Fancy winning some fantastic prizes and at the same time help support our self harm services? Then buy a raffle ticket…

Fancy winning a voucher for The Pudding Pantry? Snow White Panto Tickets? Or theatre tickets for Nottingham Playhouse? And help save lives at the same time? Then why not buy a raffle ticket….

Tickets are £1 each and all the money raised goes directly towards helping us provide a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

To buy one ticket (£1) – please click here

To buy five tickets (£5) – please click here

To buy ten tickets (£10) – please click here

To buy twenty tickets (£20) – please click here

Alternatively, you can buy tickets by emailing info@harmless.org.uk. The draw will take place on October 11th 2013 and all winners will be notified within two weeks. Please make sure you include a phone number and email address so that we can contact you if you win.

Thank you for your support and good luck!  

Prizes include:

Vouchers for The Pudding Pantry

Theatre Tickets for Nottingham Playhouse

Wall Clock

Cake Maker

Panto Tickets – Snow White

Walky talkies

And many more to follow….

Terms and conditions of raffle available on request – You must be 16 or over to buy a raffle ticket.

Feedback on self harm resources

Harmless offer a range of helpful and supportive resources for people who self harm, their friends and families, carers and professionals. These resources can be used to promote recovery, provide insight and help people move forward with their lives. The money we raise also goes directly towards helping us continue delivering our vital services.

Have you purchased any of our resources?

If you have purchased any of our self harm resources, please provide feedback via our website. The feedback we receive helps us to develop further resources that can be useful to individuals that self harm, their friends, families and professionals. It also helps others to decide which resource may be right for them.

We would really love to hear what you think so, if you have one of our resources, please let us know by following the links below:

To review the Out of Harm’s Way DVD, click here

To review the In Our Own Words book, click here

To review the Working Through Self Harm workbook, click here

To review our self harm policy guidance, click here

You don’t have to have purchased your product via the shop to review a product; if you have any of our resources regardless of where you got them from, you can add a comment.

When reviewing the products please consider:

  • How helpful was the product?
  • Did it help with recovery?
  • Did the resource match the description we provide about the product?
  • Was it value for money?
  • Would you recommend the product to anyone else?
  • What would you like to see included in future products?

Please note: You are not required to fill in your real name (unless you want to). You may prefer to use a pseudonym that doesn’t identify you or remain anonymous.

Feedback on our self harm resources

Harmless offer a range of helpful and supportive resources for people who self harm, their friends and families, carers and professionals. These resources can be used to promote recovery, provide insight and help people move forward with their lives. The money we raise also goes directly towards helping us continue delivering our vital services.

Have you purchased any of our resources?

If you have purchased any of our self harm resources, please provide feedback via our website. The feedback we receive helps us to develop further resources that can be useful to individuals that self harm, their friends, families and professionals. It also helps others to decide which resource may be right for them.

We would really love to hear what you think so, if you have one of our resources, please let us know by following the links below:

To review the Out of Harm’s Way DVD, click here

To review the In Our Own Words book, click here

To review the Working Through Self Harm workbook, click here

To review our self harm policy guidance, click here

You don’t have to have purchased your product via the shop to review a product; if you have any of our resources regardless of where you got them from, you can add a comment.

When reviewing the products please consider: How helpful was the product? Did it help with recovery? Did the resource match the description we provide about the product? Was it value for money? Would you recommend the product to anyone else? What would you like to see included in future products?

Please note: You are not required to fill in your real name (unless you want to). You may prefer to use a pseudonym that doesn’t identify you or remain anonymous.

Keep up to date with our latest self harm and suicide prevention work

Want to keep up with the latest news from Harmless and the Tomorrow Project?

Why not sign up to our mailing list to receive details of upcoming events, self harm training and the work we deliver in the community around self harm and suicide prevention. By signing up to our mailing list you will receive weekly updates from the team, information about our training programme and what we can offer to you and your organisation. You will also be the first to find out about offers on our self harm resources from the online store harmless.org.uk/store.

To sign up to our mailing list please email info@harmless.org.uk with your name, email and what you are interested in.

Don’t forget, you can also keep up to date with our work by liking Harmless on Facebook (here), liking the Tomorrow Project (here) or following us on twitter @harmlessuk / @lifevssuicide

 

 

Self Harm Awareness Week – 15% off Harmless resources

In the run up to self harm awareness day on March 1st, Harmless are offering a 15% discount on our self harm resources. From Monday 24th February up until Tuesday 4th March 2014, people interested in our resources can now buy them at special rate:

  • Out of Harm’s Way DVD                        – Normally £27.50 – Special offer: £23.37
  • In our Own Words Book (Hard Copy)    – Normally: £15.49 – Special Offer: £13.16
  • In our Own Words (Electronic Copy)     – Normally £9.99    – Special Offer: £8.49
  • Out of Harm’s Way DVD &                                                                                                                    In Our Own Words Book – Normally £36.49 – Special Offer £31.02
  • Harmless Workbook                                – Normally £24.99 – Special Offer £21.24

(Please note: policy guidance and training are excluded from this offer)

Don’t forget – not only can these resources help promote recovery but  ALL the money we raise through our products and training helps us continue to provide our vital and important services.

To buy one of the items listed above please click here and visit our shop.

Self harm awareness day gives opportunity for individuals and organisations to be more open about self harm in a bid to raise awareness about the issue. As a leading organisation in the field, we  work tirelessly  to  reduce stigma, isolation and distress and promote health, hope and wellbeing; however we know there is still much work to do. We hope that events like self harm awareness day will encourage more people to do the same and take time to listen.

March 1st is an important event in Harmless’ diary and in addition to the free awareness workshops we are delivering on March 3rd, we are also looking to recognise the date in other ways. Keep checking our blog for other ways we are marking the event.

Self harm and young people training nearly full – Book now to avoid disappointment!

Harmless’ upcoming ‘self harm and young people‘ training on Thursday 27th February is filling fast and anyone looking to book a place is advised to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Harmless also has limited number of spaces available for our mental health awareness training (To be delivered on Thursday 20th February 2014).

You can book a place on either of the above training days by emailing training@harmless.org.uk or by phoning 01159 348445 (admin line only).

You can find out more information about all our upcoming training by clicking here. You can also book by via our website.

 

Harmless Self Harm Resources – Give Us Your Thoughts….

Many of you will be aware that Harmless currently sells a range of resources, including our workbook and DVD, that can be used by those that self harm to promote recovery and self reflection or by professionals and carers to enhance understanding, empathy and strategies that are helpful when supporting people who self harm.

In the upcoming months, Harmless are looking to introduce new self harm resources that people can buy and we would love to hear your thoughts about what you would like to see become available. Maybe a new DVD? Or a new workbook? Please let us know what you think should be included. Or perhaps another useful tool which you think would be helpful?

Please feel free to email info@harmless.org.uk and forward suggestions or leave us a message on our Facebook or Twitter pages. We look forward to hearing from you.

All our resources are available to buy via our online shop www.harmless.org.uk/store

Harmless to launch a new training programme for 2014 around self harm and mental health

Harmless are launching a range of new training packages around self harm and mental health. As a specialist service and leading organisation in the field; Harmless and our team will draw on its own expertise, knowledge and experience to deliver training that increases awareness and/or enhances the knowledge and skills to supporting those who face mental health problems and a range of other challenges.

All training will be held in our new training facility located at the Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. NG1 3FB. (4th Floor)

For more information please visit http://www.harmless.org.uk/professionals/training or to make a booking email training@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only).

Harmless training programme for 2014:

Introduction to Self Harm and working with self harm

Type: Full Days Training

Date: Thursday 16th January 2014

Time: 9.30am until 4pm

Cost: £110 per person (10% discount for charities and those booking 5 or more places)

Details: This training day gives delegates from a broad range of professional arenas an opportunity to get a detailed overview from the experts about self harm and working with self harm. Although this training is not specific to any profession, it will aim to enhance understanding and skills to be able to make a positive difference to the life of someone who is self harming, and to looks to ensure that we feel more comfortable and confident about working with people who self harm.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What self harm is, and who it effects
  • What causes someone to self harm and some of the myths around self harm
  • What can be done to support and help people who self harm
  • Managing the impact of self harm as an individual and a workplace
  • Useful interventions for working with people who self harm and promoting empowerment
  • Managing and assessing risk

Mental Health Awareness Training

Type: Full Day Training

Date: Thursday 20th February 2014

Time: 9.30am until 4pm

Price: £110.00 per person (10% discount for charities and those booking 5 or more places)

Details:  As a specialist service and leading organisation in the field of self harm and mental health, Harmless have vast experience in supporting people with additional complex needs. This training will draw on that experience and knowledge and will explore mental health and working with those with mental health problems.

Learning Outcomes: Available soon

‘I hurt too!’ – Working with people who experience learning difficulties and self harm

Type: Workshop

Date: Tuesday 25th February 2014

Time: 9.30am until 1pm

Price: £60.00 per person

Details:  As a specialist service and leading organisation in the field of self harm, Harmless have vast experience in supporting people with additional complex needs. This workshop with draw on that experience and knowledge and will explore the additional complexity of working with learning disabilities and self harm.

Learning outcomes:

  • Developing an understanding of self harm in context
  • An exploration of the motivation and drive for self harm in context,
  • Exploring the additional complexity of working with self harm in learning disability clients
  • Developing strategies and improving communication for working with people with learning disabilities, that self harm.
  • Considering service, structural or policy implications of working with complex needs in the presence of self harm

Self Harm and Young People

Type: Full Day’s Training

Date: Thursday 27th February 2014

Time: 9.30am until 4pm

Price: £110.00 (10% discounts for charities and those booking 5 or more places)

This training concentrates on self harm from the perspective of young people. Harmless are a specialist service and leading organisation in the field of self harm and have years of experience of working with those aged under 18 years old. This training day gives delegates from a broad range of professional arenas an opportunity to get a detailed overview from the experts about self harm and working with young people who self harm.

This training would be suitable for anyone who works with young people or who may come in to contract with young people who self harm or at risk of self harm.

Learning Outcomes

  • What self harm is, and who it effects
  • What causes young people to self harm and some of the myths around self harm
  • What can be done to support and help young people who self harm
  • Managing the impact of self harm as an individual and a workplace
  • Useful interventions for working with young people who self harm and promoting empowerment
  • Managing and assessing risk

Cyber-Bullying: The new challenge facing the next generation – How can we preserve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our future?

Type: Workshop

Date: Thursday 13th March 2014

Time: 9.30am until 1pm

Cost: £60 per person

Our training aims to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing the next generation. It will explore cyber-bullying from the perspective of a young person and the potential dangerous consequences that social media can have on those who access it. The growing use of apps and smart phones now mean most young people have instant access to the internet and social sites 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Do we really know what our children are accessing online and the potential risks involved?

Learning outcomes:

  • We will look at a number of popular social media sites and how they work and the potential risks involved
  • Explore dangers such as online bullying and the links to suicide and self harm
  • Discussion on the importance placed by young people on online ‘life’
  • Highlight the dangers of anonymity
  • There will also be some opportunity to explore other issues around cyber-bullying and ask questions

Being Gay: Not all rainbows and unicorns – The impact of sexuality on our mental health

Type: Workshop

Date: Wednesday 19th March 2014

Times: 9.30am until 1pm

Price: £60 pp

Although it is fair to say we are taking positives steps forward as a nation, there are still many challenges which face the LGBT community.  Our workshop will aim to increase awareness and understanding about the issues faced and to develop skills to make a positive difference in the future.

Learning outcomes:

  • We will look to define LGBT from all perspectives – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.
  • Discuss the challenges and difficulties faced by LGBT people when ‘coming out’ from the perspective of both young people and adults.
  • We will explore bullying with particular focus on homophobic language and the use of homophobic language in the modern day – are some terms still accepted and not seen as serious?
  • Relationship issues such as domestic violence and abuse
  • There will also be some opportunity to discuss other issues and ask questions