A word on the national press coverage from Claire, our trainer

I am so proud of working for Harmless. In the wake of the recently-published research from the University of Manchester on the increase of self-harm in young people, especially young women, the last couple of days have brought along interviews galore. I’m so pleased that people are paying attention and taking an interest in self harm awareness and prevention.
If you’re interested, here are links to some of the media work our team have done in the last few days:
Sky News video: http://news.sky.com/video/girls-self-harming-more-due-to-social-media-11087600 
BBC News article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41671060
BBC Radio Nottingham interview (2.07.50 onwards): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05h5rcy
Manchester Evening News article: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/teenage-girls-self-harming-manchester-13782011 
We were also on ITV’s lunchtime news.

National news tomorrow

Keep your eye out for us across the media tomorrow… from morning news onwards we will be speaking about self harm and young people and discussing what we think needs to happen to drive change. 

Tune into Sky news from 6am and ITV news throughout the day.

It’s been a really busy day so far and tomorrow is set to be busy too as we work hard to give our clients a voice and fight for the needs of people that self harm. 

In addition, Caroline our CEO spoke on BBC radio Nottingham today and you can listen back to that interview here: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05h5rcy

The interview starts at 2:07:50

Let us know what you think! 

National Practice in Mental Health Collaborative… Did someone say more awards?

The past few weeks have been incredibly special for Harmless. 

We’ve celebrated our tenth anniversary, held an amazing celebration event, moved to our very own building and to top things off we have just won three awards.
Presented by the National Practice in Mental Health Collaborative, Harmless won an award for Co-Production of Care Award AND the Recovery Award. Words can’t express how proud we feel as a team; we are beaming with pride!!
In the ten years since Harmless started, the team have supported over 30,000 individuals; the youngest being just 4 years old. As a team we couldn’t be prouder – here’s to another 10 years saving lives.
If you’re as passionate about saving lives as we are why not donate?

Just £25 provides a therapy session for someone by donating here 

          

Harmless CEO in the running for ‘hero’ award!

The Nottingham Post Heroes Awards 2017 in partnership with Boots, celebrates the achievements of truly remarkable people who make our community a better place. Hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in October, it is the biggest awards show of its kind in Nottingham.
Once again this year, the Nottingham Evening Post are on a search for Nottingham’s finest. Covering categories such as Volunteer of the Year, Community Champion, Child of Courage, Armed Forces plus many more. Nominations can be from all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the region.

They say they are ordinary people, but their acts are truly extraordinary. It may be for a single act of incredible courage, a long-lasting battle against the odds, or for inspirational campaigning.

This year Caroline has been shortlisted in the category of ‘community champion’ and tonight will attend the evening event where she will see if she has won the category. 

Either way, Harmless are proud of the work that we are doing and will continue to do so, to save lives.

Anniversary event a soaring success

Yesterday evening was our tenth anniversary dinner to raise spirits and money.
  We auctioned a very special item- a scarf. This is a scarf that’s pattern was designed by Clare, who lost her friend to suicide and wanted to give testimony to her friends life. 
This scarf is a physical show of comfort- an attempt at wrapping someone in the thoughts and compassion of another. 

We auctioned a Lovelock scarf and it raised a whopping £80. The scarf went to a mother who lost her son to suicide and we hope that she will know that our thoughts are with her, every time she wears this very special scarf.

Get your hands on a knitting pattern to contribute to this beautiful story:

https://www.sistermountain.com/blog/introducing-lovelock?rq=Lovelock

What is you favourite part of working for Harmless?

Our Suicide Bereavement Project Worker shares her favourite reason for working with Harmless…

 For more on our Celebration Event please visit the shop

Who’s excited for our event? 

It’s ten years of hard work that have led to our forthcoming anniversary event to be held at Ruddington Grange this Saturday.

We’re all ready now- and excited to see you all there. 

There will be time for reflection, a look at our work and bags full of hopefulness and optimism as we look to the future.

Here will also be good food, a few ripples, awesome music and dancing (there must be dancing- we have a band!) 

There are still raffle tickets you can buy (be in the running for a Spanish holiday, no less!) and auction items you can bid on, including spa days and other fun stuff! 

Your support is what saves lives… we fund most of our activities ourselves. Be a part of that wonderful life saving change. 

Thanks for everything- see you there! 

A Message from Dr. Noah

 

Harmless has been in service for 10 years and here’s what Noah had to say about it

If you support what we do please donate on our local giving page

 £25 One therapy session

£45 Information session drop in

£80 A talk at a school

What happens at the Celebration Event?

Our Training Team Leader providing a little insight of what’s to come at the Celebration Event this Saturday…

If you support what we do please donate on our local giving page

 £25 One therapy session

£45 Information session drop in

£80 A talk at a school