Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our clinical team?

Harmless are pleased to offer these exciting opportunities to join our passionate team and help us save lives.  We are looking for dynamic individuals, who are willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves in order to do whatever is required to help people attain recovery.

We are currently recruiting for the below positions to join the Harmless team. The deadline for applications is Monday 18th June 2018 at 12pm, with interviews to take place in the week commencing 25th June 2018.

Positions available:

Specialist Therapist

Project Worker

 

To download the Specialist Therapist application pack, please click here.

To download the Project Worker application pack, please click here.

These roles are particularly well suited to those early in their career looking for a long term opportunity to develop as a specialist therapist / project worker. Work as part of these roles will take place across Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire therefore ability to drive and access to a car is essential.

Please submit all applications and any questions regarding these positions to admin@harmless.org.uk by the above deadline. Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

JOB TITLE: Specialist Therapist

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week

(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY: Up to £23,250 per annum

(Depending on experience)

START DATE: September 2018

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

 

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week

(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY: Up to £20,000 per annum

(Depending on experience)

START DATE: September 2018

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

 

If you have any questions regarding either of the roles or the application process, please contact us by calling 0115 880 0280 or email admin@harmless.org.uk.

Public Health England: Support after Suicide – Key to Suicide Prevention

Below is a blog article by Public Health England.

Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends, communities and work colleagues.

Those bereaved by a suicide are at increased risk of mental health and emotional problems so receiving the right support is essential.

The impact of suicide

Sadly, in 2016 alone, 4575 people died by suicide.   Depending on the situation of the individual, estimates vary on how many people are affected by each suicide – a recent study showed this could be as high as 135 people exposed.

Taking a very conservative estimate of 10 people directly affected, this gives a minimum total of almost 50,000 people annually.  That’s potentially 50,000 people in need of some level of support, whether it’s having someone to talk to, taking a break from work, or simply needing a way to mentally process what has happened with support to do so.

In January 2017, the Prime Minister announced a strengthened cross government suicide prevention strategy, which set out a key objective to improve responses to bereavement by suicide and support services.  In further recognition of the problem the Health Select Committee on Suicide Prevention also recommended services to support people who are vulnerable to suicide.

For PHE – this is a priority area of work and our suicide prevention planning guidance makes it clear that providing support after suicide should be a priority for all local areas to assist in real time and at ground level.

Available resources for the community

Developing support services will help to ensure that people receive Help is at Hand – a practical and emotional guide for anyone affected by a suicide or a suspected suicide.

To help deliver  local support, we have worked with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and Support after Suicide to develop ‘Support after a suicide: A guide to providing local services’ – a practical guide for commissioners to understand why and how they can deliver support after suicide in their local areas.

We have also worked together to develop two further resources to support local areas called Support after a suicide: Developing and delivering local bereavement support services and ‘Support after a suicide: Evaluating local bereavement support services’.

These include best practice examples across England such as Amparo, The Tomorrow Project and If U Care Share, who provide outreach to people bereaved by suicide by working with coroners and/or the police within days of receiving the referral and offer a wide range of support.

A new publication ‘Finding the Words’ has also been published, which provides help to support someone bereaved and affected by suicide.

To read the full blog article by Public Health England, please visit the following link… https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/05/29/support-after-suicide-key-to-suicide-prevention/

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.