My name is Sophie and I am the Training Co-ordinator for Harmless. As part of my role I also deliver ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) training.
I have worked at Harmless for about 2 months now and am thoroughly enjoying my role. Having known about Harmless for quite a few years, I was drawn to it as I have had my own personal experiences through life and know people that also have had their own. Working here I knew I could share these experiences and not feel judged. Due to this, I really wanted to be able to help in raising awareness and work towards reducing stigma by being able to share my experiences first hand.
It is an extremely varied role, however focuses on the training aspect that Harmless provide. On a day to day basis I manage the team of Trainers, manage the training bookings, liaise with clients about their training needs and obtain new and regular training to ensure we can continue to raise awareness of self-harm, suicide prevention and support other organisations effectively.
I am very committed to being able to deliver a range of training and am extremely excited to be delivering ASIST training in September and MHFA very soon as well. These 2 day workshops are so vital in terms of being able to support those at risk of suicide and those in crisis in regards to mental ill-health, so I am very proud to be delivering these. Not only does it help people at risk, it also helps to reduce stigma around such a difficult subject and gives people the skills and confidence to be able to talk about these topics.
I really look forward to sharing with you how these deliveries go.