Nottingham Post Heroes Award 2017

Three cheers for our very own CEO Caroline Harroe who won the Community Champion Award last night at the Nottingham Post Heroes Award 2017. The award considers those who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people in their community.

This is particularly great timing with it being Harmless’ 10th Anniversary, well done Caroline, very well deserved if we do say so ourselves!

Caroline mentioned the most poignant moment of the night was when the 400 strong audience stood to see Owen Jenkins parents tearfully accept their award in the name of their son who died trying to save two girls from drowning. 

It’s great to see people come together to celebrate the Heroes we have within our community.  

Our CEO, Caroline Harroe, recognised with the Janey Antoniou Award

On Saturday our CEO, Caroline Harroe attended the Rethink AGM and Members Day in Birmingham, where she was recognised with the Janey Antoniou Award.

The Award was to recognise those who raise awareness and combat stigma associated with mental health illnesses and those campaigning for the better care for people affected by mental illness both inside and outside of healthcare

Caroline is honoured to be recognised in such a category for the vital and lifesaving work that she does. All of the team here at Harmless and the Tomorrow Project are extremely proud of Caroline for her fantastic achievements.

Harmless and the Tomorrow Project attend the National Positive Practice Awards

Last night members of our team attended the Positive Practice Awards for Mental Health in Newcastle.

Held at the Hilton Hotel, our team were delighted to attend in honour of our beloved Tomorrow Project being shortlisted for the crisis care award for our work with those at risk of suicide.

The Positive Practice Awards are one of seldom few drives to promote effective work in the field of mental health and acknowledge and credit the vital work in this area of healthcare. All too often criticise our provision and the people working within those services, yet take little time to celebrate the compassion and drive for change that ultimately improved the lives of our service users.

Last year, Harmless walked away as a category award winner for our work with children and young people. Up against some phenomenally inspiring projects this year, we did not walk away with category winner for crisis support, however the judges felt that we were eligible for a highly commended award in our category.

The Tomorrow Project is a vital service, mobilising community support to people who are contemplating suicide or might be at risk of suicide. We take our help to them. We work with communities to change and save lives.

The project no longer has any funding, but despite this, we are determined to continue to help people facing crisis in the most helpful manner possible and we hope that this recognition award will support us in achieving this aim.

Harmless Director has made the short list for mum of the year

Harmless founder, Caroline, has made it to the Tesco’s mum of the year short list. From 2000 nominations she has been selected by a judging panel to be in their final 14, 7 of whom will receive and award in recognition for her achievements. After overcoming her own mental health difficulties she helped to set up Harmless in order to help other people facing similar problems. Caroline is now a psychotherapist and manages the Harmless service full time, but her number 1 job is looking after her 1 year old son, Noah. Caroline is delighted to have made the short list of the awards and will hear over the next few weeks whether she is a winner!