One of Harmless’ brave clients is cycling from London to Paris in 4 days to raise funds for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project. For the first time ever, she is speaking out about her own personal experiences of distress in a bid to reduce stigma about self harm and suicide and to get people talking about mental health.
This is what Deborah has to say about her challenge:
“In April 2014 my husband and I will be cycling 300 miles in 4 days from London to Paris to raise money for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project which Harmless run.
Harmless is an organisation that was set up by people who understand self harm. It provides services for self harm including: support: information: training & consultancy to people who self harm, their friends & families & professionals.
Harmless now deliver a range of services. They previously delivered these under contract with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust but these funds were lost due to the financial cuts. However, they still deliver monthly drop in sessions where people can get support and information about self harm and they offer one to one therapy sessions.
The Tomorrow Project is a suicide prevention project that has been set up to support individuals & communities to prevent suicide.
I battled with self harm and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)for 4 years. NHS services were unable to provide any support for me and I was left in a downward spiral of self destruction. By extensive support and care from Caroline Harroe and Harmless I have managed to rebuild my life and see a positive future for myself. Without the support from Harmless I would not be where I am today, I owe my life to this fantastic organisation.
My family and I would be hugely grateful if you would support us in our challenge to raise much needed funds and awareness for Harmless”
Follow this link to find out more, or to make a donation. Please share this link as widely as possible to see if we can smash the £500 target!