This week’s theme here at Harmless is Gardening, Nature and the Outdoors. I have tried gardening before. Let us just say it is a work in progress… But nature and the outdoors – oh I could talk for days about that.
Nature is (for me that is) the utmost definition of what non judgemental means. It is real, visible, factual, and tangible. Places of calm and quiet, with just the right type of noise and the right amount of light. Nothing clashes, everything has a place where it belongs. And you can just blend in.
Not many places are completely free of human intrusion and meddlesome, but I still try my best to find them. Back home, you would usually find me swimming in the ocean. Now, the Peaks are where I feel at home. And I miss my walks terribly right now, so I’ll end my short contribution to this week’s theme by sharing some of my favourite places out there in the big wide world.
Suicide Bereavement Lead
Derbyshire County Council have commissioned Harmless to deliver half day Mental Health Awareness training sessions for staff and volunteers from a broad range of statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations, working within Derbyshire county (excluding city).
Please note that you must work with people in Derbyshire county in order to meet eligibility criteria for this free training session.
This training session will develop understanding and knowledge of:
- The continuum of mental health and dual axis model
- Signs and symptoms of mental health problems
- Prevalence of mental health problems
- Populations at higher risk
- Protective and risk factors
- Impact of mental health problems
- Stigma and discrimination
- Approaches to incorporate into own practice in order to support interaction
- Resources and services available both nationally and locally (Derbyshire)
First two dates:
Monday 16th July 1-5pm (Melbourne)
Monday 18th July 9am-1pm (Chesterfield)
Please note: Places on each of these courses are limited, and delegates must book and have received confirmation of their place in order to attend the course.
If you would like further details, or are interested in attending, please contact the Harmless training team:
or find further details on our Eventbrite page