Harmless and Tomorrow Project deliver vital self harm support in schools

Over the past few weeks, one of Harmless and the Tomorrow Project’s counsellors has been working in schools with young people who self harm and have suicidal ideation.

It is of vital importance that we support young people who self harm by providing opportunities to explore their feelings and find alternative strategies to support them dealing with difficult issues such as friendship difficulties, relationship issues, stress and anxiety.

Many young people find it difficult to cope with their feelings and turn to self harm as a way of expressing their distress. By attending sessions with Harmless, it is hoped that young people will learn coping strategies that do not involve self harm such as talking to someone, relaxation or distraction. Self harm is not attention seeking, it is not a mental illness; it is a symptom of internal stress or distress.

Counselling vacancies: only a few days to apply

There’s still time to apply for the counselling vacancies available at Harmless. We are looking for dynamic team members to join our growing team. Working with people who self harm or who experience psychological distress, our successful applicants will be qualified therapists who are willing to work with at risk people, with guidance, in an award winning project. For more information email info@harmless.org.uk Applications close Wednesday.

Harmless recruiting Self Harm and Mental Health Counsellors

Advert: Self harm and Mental Health Counsellors
Service: Harmless and it’s associated projects
Positions: Part time (various) – minimum £23,712 pro rata
Harmless is a specialist self harm service looking to recruit several experienced counsellors to join their team. The recruited counsellors will be working with, and have experience providing counselling to, individuals with a variety of mental health needs and be willing to work dynamically and creatively to meet the needs of people with complex needs.
The post holders will provide weekly counselling to those who self harm, or are experiencing distress and assess individuals for their suitability for this work.
The successful applicants will also be expected to maintain supporting systems for the counselling service, including confidential record keeping and case management.
There are several part time opportunities available within Harmless, working at a variety of locations with both young people and adults.
The successful applicant will be a registered member of BACP and have minimum Diploma training looking towards or having already achieved accreditation. We are looking for a minimum of one year’s commitment and will look to increase hours.
Application packs available by contacting Harmless at info@harmless.org.uk or by calling 0115 9348445. Applications close at noon on Wednesday the 6th of March with interviews being held on the 11th and 12th of March for a prompt start.