Catch up cafe cancelled

On September 5th 2018 at 2.30-3.30pm – we are due to hold a Catch up Café in our Nottingham offices!

Due to a change in events, this Catch up Café will be cancelled.

The next Nottingham Catch up Café is on 18th September 2018 at 11.30-12.30.

The catch up cafes are for those who would like to access some informal, drop in support from our service and for those who would like information about our service. These sessions are for those aged 18 and above.

So whether you’d like some information on how we can support you or someone you know – if you’d like to come in and chat with a member of the team or to catch up with others – we will see you at the Catch up Cafe!

We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope to see you on September 18th!

If you would like some information or support, please contact the office on 0115 880 0280 (please note, this is an admin line only) or email info@harmless.org.uk or crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk

#LIFESAVER

The amazing Joanne will be trekking 580 miles in support of our life saving service. Training for this challenge has begun with a 10 mile trek through through Snowdonia and climbing to the top of Moel Siabod.

The 580 mile challenge will be across Camino de Santiago where approx 20,000 pilgrims hike the Camino each year, all for their own reasons. Many searching for answers, wanting to find themselves or for the challenge its self.

“Its my 40th Birthday on September 29th. To celebrate this turn of a decade, I’m hiking 580 miles starting from Biarritz to Santiago de Compostela. I will continue past this famous city and hike the final 80 miles to the coast.

Pilgrims have been walking these routes for thousands of years all for different reasons; to form a spiritual path, for spiritual growth and increasing in popularity for the challenge of the hike.

After reflecting on the last decade and being aware of how far I’ve come with my own mental health struggles in life, I knew I wanted to do this hike not only to celebrate the transition into my forties, but more so for a higher reason and to utilise this amazing opportunity I have to raise awareness about mental health. The charity and the cause id like to support along ‘the way’ is a wonderful charity based in the East Midlands called Harmless.

They do incredible work towards self harm and suicide prevention. I attended a workshop ran by Harmless and resonated so much with the content, especially as several of the young people I was coaching at the time were struggling with self harm and suicide ideation. The knowledge and experience share by the trainer was invaluable to the way I adapted my coaching style and gave me the confidence to work with these sensitive issues.

Id love to see more charities, organisations, schools have access to this training and information and help breakdown the stigma and shame associated with suffering from mental health issues and the feeling of not being able to ask for help, or more so, not knowing where to get access to help.

I hope by sharing my journey of not only the Camino but also snippets of my own personal journey that this will raise awareness and perhaps give others hope.

Jo 🌸🌏🏞

If you’d like to donate please click here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/jo-elcamino580milehike/

Beano launches new comic strip to support childrens’ mental health

Britain’s longest-running comic, The Beano, has joined forces with children’s mental health charity YoungMinds to create a new character that addresses mental health and wellbeing among young people.

“Mandi and her Mobile” will also coincide with the publication’s 80th anniversary.

It addresses pressures that can impact children’s mental health, such as dealing with getting their first mobile phone.

Mandi Sharma, is a nine-year-old girl who lives in Beanotown with her mum, Keran, and her grandmother Shabu.

The youngster, who goes to Bash Street School with other popular Beano characters Toots, Rubi von Screwtop and JJ, is given her very first mobile phone.

Despite it being an exciting moment for Mandi, the story aims to tackle how interacting with people digitally is different to interacting face-to-face.

“We feel we have a responsibility to entertain kids, but also to make sure they’re in a safe place,” Beano’s chief executive Emma Scott, told the Times Educational Supplement (TES).

“We want to engage with young people and adults in their lives to give some messages around what digital could or couldn’t mean. Combining Beano’s decades of experience in communicating with children and YoungMinds’ insight into child mental health gives an opportunity to bring a sense of humour and levity to subjects which can be very dark, or difficult.”

To coincide with the launch of the new character, YoungMinds has also shared top tips for children who have recently received their first phone.

The information covers everything from what it means when someone does not text you back, to what you should do if someone sends a horrible message.

Link to original blog: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/beano-comic-mental-health-mandi-mobile-youngminds-a8458626.html

A blog by OrlaghsLittleCorner: Three things a day to spread the positivity 💞

This is not some tedious list on a million things to do to be more positive, cause I know that personally I can only hold about 3 things in my memory at a time. So, here’s my little 3 step guide on how to be more positive and share more postivite vibes.

Say hello to more people. People at work or at the gym or who you see at uni everyday. Just more people. Introducing yourself to someone new is exciting, you can widen your friendship circle tons by just saying a hey,hiya,ey’up etc etc. I went through secondary school saying hi to a lot of random people and it was actually the best thing cause you make friends with people you never even thought you would. And it also means you won’t be walking round with your head down on your phone!

Smile more! This ones easy. Well easy enough-I totally get that some days smiling is way harder than it should be, but roll with it, everyday has the opportunity for good things. They say laughter is contagious and I believe smiling is too. Smile at strangers and all the things that make you happy. It’s no fun walking round with a frown and your mood will not get better until you ‘turn dat from upside down’.

Throw kindness around like confetti. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere! Just be a nice person. So cliche but honestly it’s pretty to the point. Be kind to people, help wherever possible and encourage eachother! Everyone is having some kind of day, good, bad or ugly; so just give a second of kindness, throw some compliments out, hold the door open, help someone with their bags and be a nice human!

You are now ready to spread some positivity in the world 

Link to the full blog: A blog by OrlaghsLittleCorner: Three things a day to spread the positivity 💞

Three things a day to spread the positivity 💞

A blog by OrlaghsLittleCorner: Three things a day to spread the positivity 💞
 
This is not some tedious list on a million things to do to be more positive, cause I know that personally I can only hold about 3 things in my memory at a time. So, here’s my little 3 step guide on how to be more positive and share more postivite vibes.
 
Say hello to more people. People at work or at the gym or who you see at uni everyday. Just more people. Introducing yourself to someone new is exciting, you can widen your friendship circle tons by just saying a hey,hiya,ey’up etc etc. I went through secondary school saying hi to a lot of random people and it was actually the best thing cause you make friends with people you never even thought you would. And it also means you won’t be walking round with your head down on your phone!
 
Smile more! This ones easy. Well easy enough-I totally get that some days smiling is way harder than it should be, but roll with it, everyday has the opportunity for good things. They say laughter is contagious and I believe smiling is too. Smile at strangers and all the things that make you happy. It’s no fun walking round with a frown and your mood will not get better until you ‘turn dat from upside down’.
 
Throw kindness around like confetti. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere! Just be a nice person. So cliche but honestly it’s pretty to the point. Be kind to people, help wherever possible and encourage eachother! Everyone is having some kind of day, good, bad or ugly; so just give a second of kindness, throw some compliments out, hold the door open, help someone with their bags and be a nice human!
 
You are now ready to spread some positivity in the world
 
Link to the full blog: https://orlaghslittlecorner.wordpress.com

See you at the Catch up cafe!

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential, suicide prevention service which offers practical and emotional support to those who may be having thoughts of suicide and may have been bereaved or affected by suicide.
 
The catch up cafes are for those who would like to access some informal, drop in support from our service and for those who would like information about our service. These sessions are for those aged 18 and above.
 
So whether you’d like some information on how we can support you or someone you know – if you’d like to come in and chat with a member of the team or to catch up with others – we will see you at the Catch up Cafe!
 
The following dates will take place at our Nottingham office at 1 Beech Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 7LJ:
– Tuesday 21st August 2018 – 11.30-12.30
– Wednesday 5th September 2018 -14.30-15.30
– Tuesday 18th September 2018 – 11.30-12.30
 
The following dates will take place at our East Leake office at Unit 1, Lighting House, 3-5 Station Road, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6LQ:
 
– Thursday 30th August 2018 – 14.00-15.00
– Thursday 13th September 2018 – 10.30-11.30
 
If you have any questions about the Catch Up Cafe or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing info@harmless.org.uk or by calling 0115 880 0280.

See you at the Catch up cafe!

See you at the Catch up cafe!

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential, suicide prevention service which offers practical and emotional support to those who may be having thoughts of suicide and may have been bereaved or affected by suicide.

The catch up cafes are for those who would like to access some informal, drop in support from our service and for those who would like information about our service. These sessions are for those aged 18 and above.

So whether you’d like some information on how we can support you or someone you know – if you’d like to come in and chat with a member of the team or to catch up with others – we will see you at the Catch up Cafe!

The following dates will take place at our Nottingham office at 1 Beech Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 7LJ:

– Tuesday 21st August 2018 – 11.30-12.30
– Wednesday 5th September 2018 -14.30-15.30
– Tuesday 18th September 2018 – 11.30-12.30

The following dates will take place at our East Leake office at Unit 1, Lighting House, 3-5 Station Road, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6LQ:

– Thursday 30th August 2018 – 14.00-15.00
– Thursday 13th September 2018 – 10.30-11.30

If you have any questions about the Catch Up Cafe or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing info@harmless.org.uk or by calling 0115 880 0280.

Chrissie will be running her first half marathon in September, in aid of The Tomorrow Project.

Chrissie will be running her first half marathon in September, in aid of The Tomorrow Project.

“Hello! I’m Chrissie. I’m currently training for my first half marathon in September. I would like to use this opportunity to raise some much needed funds for a local charity, which is close to a lot of people’s hearts – The Tomorrow Project.”

Chrissie is just 20% away from her target fundraising, can you help?

https://localgiving.org/fundrais…/chrissierobinhoodhalf2018/

Good luck we hope the training is going well Chrissie!

Thank you for choosing to support our life saving service.