Introducing A Moment’s Notice & WILF and the HULLABALOO

With only three days to go until our ten year celebration event we’d love to introduce the wonderful people who will be performing for us on the night.

The fabulous #Jazz #Blues band ‘A Moment’s Notice’ will playing for us at the start of the night. Take a look at the following link for an idea of what’s in store, we hope you’re as excited as us!!! https://soundcloud.com/user-618657934/beyond-the-horizon

Following on from ‘A Moment’s notice’, later on in the evening we will be joined by WILF and the HULLABALOO. The three piece band from Nottingham brings together Wilf Baker on Guitar and vocals, Bradley Archer on Bass and harmonies and Deri Sharman. Click here for a live video of them performing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw-fWWL3Wsc&feature=youtu.be

What happens at the Celebration Event?

Our Training Team Leader providing a little insight of what’s to come at the Celebration Event this Saturday…

If you support what we do please donate on our local giving page

 £25 One therapy session

£45 Information session drop in

£80 A talk at a school

 

 

Not long left to get your raffle tickets!

Why not get your tickets for our fantastic raffle with some amazing prizes! The deadline for purchasing your raffle tickets online will be 12pm on Friday 6th October 2017.

Tickets cost £1 each and can be purchased through our online shop at this link: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

The raffle will be drawn during our 10th anniversary celebration event on Saturday 7th October 2017 and winners will be contacted within two weeks.

 

Take a look at our amazing selection of prizes…

£100 John Lewis Voucher

Eden Hall simply spa day experience gift card

Cath Kidston Handbag

Cath Kidston Purse

Jo Malone Candle

Paper Veil Weddings £70 voucher for a bespoke limited edition print

£50 gift voucher for dinner at Las Iguanas

£50 Mulino Pods Glamping Voucher and Cool Camping Book

Pudding Pantry voucher for pudding and coffee for two

Two Notts County match day tickets

Two Broadway Cinema tickets

 1 x National Ice Centre family pass (4 people)

2 x Planet Bounce Vouchers

2 x Day Visit Tickets for Kew Gardens

East Leake Manor Farm & Woodlands vouchers

Two Sheffield Wednesday match day tickets

Oscar & Rosies £20 pizza gift voucher

Great Central Railway family ticket (2 adults & 3 children)

Create Gift Love handmade magnets & coasters

Super + Super paper cutting book

Family crazy golf – The Lost City tickets

Makeup selection

Kenzo vanity case

LaCoste Perfume Bag

Tennis Balls

Collection of CDs

A bottle of wine

This beautiful #lovelockscarf arrived at Harmless recently in the most wonderful & thoughtful wrapping

Pattern designer Clare, from Sister Mountain, developed a knitting pattern to sell to raise money for us after losing her friend to suicide.

The scarf will mark her friend’s life and we hope that by celebrating her life we can offer hope to others who are struggling.

All of the proceeds from pattern sales of the Lovelock scarf will be donated to Harmless. We were chosen by the bereaved family as we are an organisation where all proceeds go directly towards saving lives, so that no one else faces such a tragic loss.

The lovelock scarf is both tragic and hopeful, and a simple way that we can pass on the love and warmth of an item of clothing to people feeling lost and alone and desperate whilst raising hope, awareness end funds for our vital work.

https://www.sistermountain.com/blog/introducing-lovelock – blog post on the knitting pattern

“I like to think of the Lovelock scarf as a hug to someone who needs it: a physical act of wrapping yourself or someone you care about in love. By purchasing this scarf pattern, not only will you be able to knit something comforting and beautiful for yourself (knitting is most definitely self-care, don’t you agree?) but you will also be helping Harmless to provide comfort to those who desperately need it”.

Get your Raffle Tickets here!

Tickets are £1 each and you can buy your raffle tickets here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

Raffle prizes include:

  • Two Sheffield Wednesday match day tickets
  • Two Notts County match day tickets
  • Paper Veil Weddings £70 voucher for a bespoke limited edition print
  • Two Broadway Cinema tickets
  • Great Central Railway family ticket (2 adults & 3 children)
  • Oscar & Rosies £20 pizza gift voucher
  • Eden Hall simply spa day experience gift card
  • Create Gift Love handmade magnets & coasters
  • Makeup selection
  • East Leake Manor Farm & Woodlands vouchers
  • £50 gift voucher for dinner at Las Iguanas
  • Family crazy golf – The Lost City tickets
  • 2x Super + Super paper cutting books
  • Kenzo vanity case
  • 2x National Ice Centre family pass (4 people)
  • Pudding Pantry voucher for pudding and coffee for two
  • A bottle of wine
Just over three weeks until our Harmless Celebration event and excitement is high. If there is ever an excuse to eat good food, have fun and raise awareness then the 7th of October is the time.

This year’s celebration is extra special as we will be also celebrating our ten year anniversary, having supported over 25,000 individuals.

To all who are coming, we look forward to seeing you there and to those who couldn’t attend we hope to see you in following years to come. However, it’s not too late to join in!

If you fancy a day out, some gift vouchers for a variety of places or some exclusive items, then why not buy a raffle ticket?

You can buy your raffle tickets here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

Tickets are £1 each and all the money raised goes directly towards helping us provide a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

The draw will take place on October 7th 2017 and all winners will be notified within two weeks of the draw taking place. Please make sure you include a phone number and email address so that we can contact you if you win. Ticket numbers will be emailed to you within 3 working days of receipt of payment.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Get your raffle tickets now!

Tickets are £1 each and you can buy your raffle tickets here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

Raffle prizes include:

  • Two Sheffield Wednesday match day tickets
  • Two Notts County match day tickets
  • Paper Veil Weddings £70 voucher for a bespoke limited edition print
  • Two Broadway Cinema tickets
  • Great Central Railway family ticket (2 adults & 3 children)
  • Oscar & Rosies £20 pizza gift voucher
  • Eden Hall simply spa day experience gift card
  • Create Gift Love handmade magnets & coasters
  • Makeup selection
  • East Leake Manor Farm & Woodlands vouchers
  • £50 gift voucher for dinner at Las Iguanas
  • Family crazy golf – The Lost City tickets
  • 2x Super + Super paper cutting books
  • Kenzo vanity case
  • 2x National Ice Centre family pass (4 people)
  • Pudding Pantry voucher for pudding and coffee for two
  • A bottle of wine
Just over three weeks until our Harmless Celebration event and excitement is high. If there is ever an excuse to eat good food, have fun and raise awareness then the 7th of October is the time.

This year’s celebration is extra special as we will be also celebrating our ten year anniversary, having supported over 25,000 individuals.

To all who are coming, we look forward to seeing you there and to those who couldn’t attend we hope to see you in following years to come. However, it’s not too late to join in!

If you fancy a day out, some gift vouchers for a variety of places or some exclusive items, then why not buy a raffle ticket?

You can buy your raffle tickets here: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Raffle-2017

Tickets are £1 each and all the money raised goes directly towards helping us provide a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.

The draw will take place on October 7th 2017 and all winners will be notified within two weeks of the draw taking place. Please make sure you include a phone number and email address so that we can contact you if you win. Ticket numbers will be emailed to you within 3 working days of receipt of payment.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Photography work experience: can you help us?

We are looking for a photographer(s) to volunteer their time to photograph two of our upcoming events. This will be a great opportunity for work experience for a budding photographer and will provide a broad portfolio.

Events

1
WSPD Prevention Pathways: Suicide prevention workshops

September 8th 2017
09:00 – 15:45
Location: Sir Collin Campbell Building, NG8 1BB

This event entails photographing the workshops and deliveries and providing photographs suitable for future promotion use. We would like to have a portfolio of images to showcase the success of the event and for this to reflect on our leading suicide prevention service. This is a great opportunity to attend free workshops and leave with a portfolio of professional and academic work.

2
10 Year celebration event
October 7th 2017
18:30 onwards
Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, NG11 6NB

This event is a celebration of our work and marks our 10 years in service, supporting of 25,000 individuals. The event consists of a drinks reception, a sit down meal, raffles, auctions a live acoustic band. Catering for 100+ guests this will be an opportunity to photograph a larger event, gaining experience of photographing private functions in a lively and relaxed environment.

If you are interested in either of these events, please contact us at info@harmless.org.uk or call us on 0115 934 8445.

Did someone say national chocolate chip cookie day?

4th August marks National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and a day we are certainly in favour for.

We decided to take a further look into this and found that baking is often associated with home comforts. Not only do we enjoy the process, it’s also a means of escape as we are just focussing on the activity at hand. Baking acts as a form of mindfulness, giving the mind breathing space and really does focus on self-care. This is without even mentioning eating all the delicious baked goods! What we also wanted to consider was the deeper, therapeutic effect baking has on our mental health, heres what we found…

Previous winner of The Great British Bake Off, John Whaite says: “Baking helps lift my depression. It can’t cure it but it helps.” John was diagnosed with depression twelve years ago and explains that baking is a way to turn negative energy into something constructive. He found it an effective way to manage his condition.

“When I’m in the kitchen, measuring the amount of sugar, flour or butter I need for a recipe or cracking the exact number of eggs – I am in control. That’s really important as a key element of my condition is a feeling of no control.”
We often bake for people as an expression of love, whether to cheer them up, celebrate an occasion or ‘just because’ and because of this ‘baking’ takes on a more important meaning than just creating something tasty to eat – it becomes a means of communicating.

At Harmless we love to bake! And we often do bake sales to support our life saving work. If you fancy coming on board and holding a bake sale we have a wonderful fundraising pack to support you.

All you need to do is send us an email to info@harmless.org.uk