Would you like to work for Harmless and the Let’s Talk Training Team?

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our Let’s Talk Training team on a sessional basis. These include:

Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer (Sessional)

ASIST / MHFA Trainer (Bank Staff)

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only). Please include the job title you are applying for in your email.

JOB TITLE: Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer
Hours: Sessional basis
Pay:

  • £150 – £200 per Full Day (Specialist Harmless Training)  
  • £100 – £150 per Half Day (Specialist Harmless Training) 
  • ASIST/MHFA qualified Trainers – Negotiable (Depending on experience)    

IMPORTANT:  FULL DRIVERS LICENSE AND OWN CAR ESSENTIAL FOR THE ROLE

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver high quality and professional training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • Delivery of a range of training packages including (but not limited to) PSHE workshops, specialist workshops and two day, full day and half day specialist sessions on the themes of Mental Health, Self Harm & Suicide.
  • A willingness to offer personal experience during training delivery  by sharing own experiences of distress (and/or self harm) and recovery (in line with Harmless’ service user led ethos)
  • Represent Harmless in a professional manner at all times
  • Deliver training against agreed learning outcomes
  • Develop and maintain training content in line with changes in the field and to the highest standard upon negotiation with the Harmless Management Team
  • Maintain excellent professional relationships with delegates and/or organisations with a view to secure future training opportunities
  • Be an integral part of the booking process with support from the administration team
  • To ensure all data collection tools are used to monitor and improve upon training delivery
  • Ensure training materials are appropriate for delegates requirements
  • Report to Harmless management regularly about the progress of training and address any issues that may arise, recording relevant statistics where required.
  • Promote the work of Harmless in a positive manner and recommend resources and alternative training opportunities where possible.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with delegates and/or organisations before, during and after training delivery
  • To work with Harmless management in continuously improving Harmless’ training packages including (but not limited to) current content, delivery methods, course materials and handouts, booking process.
  • To work with Harmless management in designing and delivering new training packages in order to meet current demands in training, compete with other organisations and increase revenue.
  • To be aware of safeguarding issues that may arise and follow Harmless protocol in managing this.

JOB TITLE: ASIST Trainer / MHFA Trainer
Hours: Bank Staff
Pay: Negotiable (Depending on experience)    

IMPORTANT:  FULL DRIVERS LICENSE AND OWN CAR ESSENTIAL FOR THE ROLE

This role will be ideal for those who have recently qualified to become ASIST and MHFA instructors.

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver ASIST and/or MHFA training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • A willingness to offer personal experience during training delivery  by sharing own experiences of distress (and/or self harm) and recovery (in line with Harmless’ service user led ethos)
  • A willingness to travel (nationwide) with occasional overnight stay as required.
  • Represent Harmless in a professional manner at all times
  • Deliver training against agreed learning outcomes
  • Develop and maintain training content in line with changes in the field and to the highest standard upon negotiation with the Harmless Management Team
  • Maintain excellent professional relationships with delegates and/or organisations with a view to secure future training opportunities
  • Be an integral part of the booking process with support from the administration team
  • To ensure all data collection tools are used to monitor and improve upon training delivery
  • Ensure training materials are appropriate for delegates requirements
  • Report to Harmless management regularly about the progress of training and address any issues that may arise, recording relevant statistics where required.
  • Promote the work of Harmless in a positive manner and recommend resources and alternative training opportunities where possible.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with delegates and/or organisations before, during and after training delivery
  • To work with Harmless management in continuously improving Harmless’ training packages including (but not limited to) current content, delivery methods, course materials and handouts, booking process.
  • To work with Harmless management in designing and delivering new training packages in order to meet current demands in training, compete with other organisations and increase revenue.
  • To be aware of safeguarding issues that may arise and follow Harmless protocol in managing this.

 

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team.

To download an application form and job description for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant links below. For more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 0115 934 8445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Therapist
  • Suicide Bereavement Project Worker
  • Suicide Crisis Project Worker

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 2nd January 2017.

First interviews to be held w/c 9th January 2017.

Second interviews to be held w/c 16th January 2017.

More information on all positions can be found at the following links:

To download our application form, please click here.

To download the job descriptions for each of the roles listed, please click the relevant link below:

Voluntary E-Learning Developer Intern Opportunity

We are currently developing a new and exciting online training platform and we are looking for an enthusiastic Intern to support this creation. 

As an Intern you may be expected to:

– Proof read and edit content
– Place content on the platform
– Utilise plugins to create interactive activities
– Create webinars

We are looking for someone: 

– Passionate about saving lives and driving change
– On any design-based course
– OR on any communications or writing based course
– The following subjects may help: Journalism; Web development; Communication design; Film/television;
– Enthusiastic about design, with a creative flair
– Competent with a computer
– Have excellent time management skills
– Accuracy and attention to detail with finalising projects
– Open to feedback and willing to make changes
– Ideal candidate will need to possess a Macbook or OS X equivalent 

Start date: January, 2017
Hours:
Minimum 1 day a week
For more information contact: training@harmless.org.uk

 

Thank you to Children In Need for supporting our young people self harm services

Tonight (18th November 2016) we will see the return of BBC Children in Need’s appeal show – an annual event which looks to raise money that will be used to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.

Since their first major Appeal in 1980, BBC Children in Need has raised over £800 million supporting thousands of projects to help achieve their vision; that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy and secure and allows them the chance to reach their potential.

Harmless are one of the many projects that have benefited from the money raised by the public and Children In Need.

In 2012, Harmless were awarded £88,910 over a 3 year period and supported more than 300 young people aged 11 to 18 who self-harm (or are at risk of self-harm).

In 2015, Harmless were awarded a further £109,489 to provide weekly counselling support for those who self harm or are at risk of suicide. We are now in our second year having already directly supported 63 different children and young people across Nottingham in year 1.

Earlier this year, Children In Need also created a short video about the work Harmless do which you can watch here: [Insert Link]

On behalf the Harmless team, I would like to thank Children in Need and their team for the continued support that they have given to Harmless and the children and young people that access our service(s). We wish everyone all the best and hope that they have another record breaking evening.

Darren Fox
Business and Operations Manager

 

To view an animation created by BBC Children in Need and Harmless, please click Bronwyn’s Story.

Watch Appeal Show 2015 on BBC One from 7:00pm on Friday 18th November

You can donate to Children in Need by clicking here

To learn more about our self harm support services, please contact Harmless by emailing info@harmless.org.uk

Our CEO, Caroline Harroe, recognised with the Janey Antoniou Award

On Saturday our CEO, Caroline Harroe attended the Rethink AGM and Members Day in Birmingham, where she was recognised with the Janey Antoniou Award.

The Award was to recognise those who raise awareness and combat stigma associated with mental health illnesses and those campaigning for the better care for people affected by mental illness both inside and outside of healthcare

Caroline is honoured to be recognised in such a category for the vital and lifesaving work that she does. All of the team here at Harmless and the Tomorrow Project are extremely proud of Caroline for her fantastic achievements.

Volunteer placement opportunity available at Harmless

Harmless are looking to provide a volunteer placement to a suitable individual to help work on some data and enable us to get it ready and suitable for analysis and presentation.

The suitable candidate would benefit from the support and experience of working within a multiple award winning mental health service and be provided with the training and support afforded to our broad team.

In return they’d ideally be able to work on a range of our data/research activities for approximately 1 day a week (negotiable).

The successful candidate will be experienced at handling data and would be ideal for someone interested in research, psychology, social sciences or mental health. They would need to be able to take guidance from management but work to their own milestones in agreement with the service.

If you are interested, please speak to Caroline at caroline@harmless.org.uk

Harmless & the Tomorrow Project Celebration event a success!

On Friday 7th October, Harmless and The Tomorrow Project hosted their annual evening of celebration at the Park Plaza Hotel in Nottingham to mark the 9th year since our launch.  The event is the most important date of the year for me and the team as we celebrate our achievements, vital work and commitment to the field and self harm and suicide prevention over the past 12 months.

In the presence of The High Sheriff of Nottingham, Judy Naake, and The Lord Mayor, Mohammed Saghir; the Harmless team were joined by over 100 guests as we toasted successes, spoke about challenges and discussed our hopes for the future.

During the event we heard a moving speech made by, Kate, who has received important help from the Harmless Team. As someone who often works behind the scenes, I don’t often get to hear firsthand from the people we support, however, her words will only make me and the rest of the team more determined to ensure that we continue our vital work and, ultimately, save lives.

We are very pleased to announce that we raised £2,357. This means eight more people can now access short-term therapy from Harmless or The Tomorrow Project. This is particularly significant as demand for our Harmless and Tomorrow Project services has significantly increased over the past year.

On behalf of the Harmless team, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make the celebration event the best yet. We are extremely grateful to everyone who came along and supported us on the night. We would also like to thank everyone who donated and purchased raffle tickets and auction items; it is only with your support that we can continue to reach those who need our help.

We would also like to thank Polly Yates who provided us with some fantastic live music; Hayley Green who treated our guests to a brilliant spoken word performance and Amy Faucheux, from FX- Events (http://www.fx-events.co.uk/) who kindly donated the wonderful table and chair decorations.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank the team here at Harmless and The Tomorrow Project. We could not host the night without their continued dedication and support – our team volunteer their own time to ensure that all of our guests are looked after and treated to an enjoyable night.

Everyone here at Harmless and The Tomorrow Project cares passionately about the work we do and work tirelessly to ensure that we can support as many people as possible. I can say with pride and a big smile that we have a team of ‘life savers’ and I am pleased that we can take the time to celebrate that amazing fact.

Next year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary – a milestone we are all really looking forward to celebrating.  We hope you can all join us.

Darren Fox – Business and Operations Manager 

 

Catch Up Café!

The dates for the *NEW* catch up café are here!

We held a focus group with clients who regularly attended our drop in sessions. We discovered a need and want for a safe, comfortable space to catch up with one another, lots of brainstorming occurred about what the clients would like to see, thus, the catch up café was born, along with the phrase ‘C U at the CUC’.

At harmless, we have created a warm, welcoming and encouraging environment for our clients to come and chat amongst each other, along with our friendly staff.

Dates:

October 18th – 4pm-5pm

November 8th – 4.30pm-5.30pm

December 13th– 4.30pm-5.30pm

The cafes are aimed at those 18+. Our staff will be on hand to provide information on how our service can support you and those you know. They will take place once a month at our Nottingham city office.

See you at the Catch Up Café!

Our CEO, Caroline Harroe, speaking at Responding effectively to self harm and suicidality conference in Nottingham

This afternoon Harmless’ CEO, Caroline Harroe, will be speaking at the Responding effectively to self harm and suicidality conference at the University of Nottingham. She will be presenting alongside some of the country’s leading academics along with Professor David Jobes who has travels all the way from Washington DC in the USA to speak about the Innovations in Clinical Suicidology. We are honoured to be a part of this conference.

The conference will be taking place over the next two days with today’s session entitled a ‘Symposium on interventions and therapeutic approaches for self-harm and suicidality. What works?’ The symposium is open to anyone with an interest in treatment/recovery/prevention in relation to self-harm and suicidality.

Caroline will be speaking about the reality of delivering self harm and suicide interventions from a service user perspective and examining how the system can start functioning together as a whole.

Trying my hand at something different…

As well as delivering training nationally I also get to try my hand at many other projects within Harmless and a couple of weeks ago I got to do just that.

Caroline Harroe, our CEO, and I worked with Nottingham University to help create some short clips which are going to be used to disseminate research findings on Young people and Self harm. To help us create these innovative pieces we had fantastic support from a local organisation the NBV Media Studios, recommend to anyone looking for support in creating small media pieces for their company.

I exchanged my projector and laptop for green screens, cameras and editing software and I must say the day was fun and inspirational! To have the ability to capture these young people’s feelings and experiences on camera was truly humbling.

We see so much in the news about Young People and what should be done for them, however, how often do we ask young people directly what they want, or how they see things? In a single day it became crystal clear that we spend much of time worrying, fearing the worst, predicting the outcomes and yet, if we stopped and listened we would be all the more wiser for it. Over protection does not lead to prevention, empowerment and collaboration do!

To see or hear from first hand experiences then why not sign up or book on to our training? Email: training@harmless.org.uk

For more information on this research, “Understanding and Responding to Self harm in Young People: Findings from the Listen-UP! Project,” why not attend the workshops:

Nottingham City centre 23rd/24th June 10am-2pm
Leicester City centre 27th/29th June 10am-2pm

http://www.listen-up.ac.uk/listen-up/dissemination.aspx

For more information on NBV Media Studio: https://nbv.co.uk/property/media-studio/