FILM SCREENING OF LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE AT CAFE SOBAR

On Friday 12th May 2017 at 6pm (start 6:30) we are screening Little Miss Sunshine to raise money, and awareness for Harmless & Cafe Sobar.

The event coincides with mental health awareness week and is meant to challenge stigma and discrimination, as well as fundraise for both life saving, non profit organisations.

Everyone is welcome and entry is a suggested donation of £3. Tickets can be purchased online in advanced, in Cafe Sobar or OTD on the night.

“Thriving is about Joy – Relationships – Creativity – Passion. It is about doing what you love and thoroughly enjoying it. It is about having a balance between career and personal life and even often about blending career with personal passion.”

We will be hosting raffles and selling light refreshments during the event. So whats not to love? Come on down and support us in our life saving work.

YOGA FOR MENTAL HEALTH – Harmless fundraiser

Date: Tuesday 9th May AND Thursday 11th May.

Time: 7 – 8am both days. 

Location: Merchant’s Court, 2 Stanford Street, Nottingham NG1 7BQ

Entry: £10 per ticket and purchase through the Harmless shop.

This year The Mental Health Foundation, during mental health awareness week, has taken a new positive turn. They have decided instead of asking why so many people are living with mental health problems, they are going to look at why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

“Thriving is about Joy – Relationships – Creativity – Passion. It is about doing what you love and thoroughly enjoying it. It is about having a balance between career and personal life and even often about blending career with personal passion.”

“Thriving is about having meaning in everything you do.”

THRIVING STARTS WITH SELF CARE……….

 

“Self care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health”.

 

At Harmless we encourage self care every day, not only to our clients but to our delegates and our team. We understand the importance of self care…and after all, thriving starts with self care……and thats exactly why we are thrilled to be teamed up with Sarah Harrison from HotPod Yoga Notts to bring you these very special events.

Whats so great about yoga? Well…we’re glad you asked!

Yoga is aimed to unite the mind, the body and the spirit. Through the practice of yoga, the mind can be trained to relax through deep breathing and become focused while holding the breath. This practice is said to lead to control of the mind.

Yogis (those who do yoga) believe that yoga can reduce, and eventually prevent, the build up of repressed emotions in the mind. The process is gradual but the effects, if yoga continues to be practiced, are lasting. “Yoga is a very effective stress reduction and relaxation tool.

And if you still aren’t convinced, here are the top ten reason to try HotPod Yoga this Mental Health Awareness week:

  1. Stress relief.
  2. Improves psychological wellbeing.
  3. Helps with anxiety and depression.
  4. Better breathing.
  5. Increased flexibility.
  6. Boosts memory and improves concentration.
  7. Weight management.
  8. Improved circulation.
  9. Hotpod yoga is cardiovascular.
  10. Teaches you to focus on the present & be mindful. (Essential to thriving!)
  11. Inner peace.
  12. And our favourite one….its perfect for self care.

All proceeds raised go straight to Harmless and will allow us to continue our life saving service. So book yours today by clicking here and not only will you be supporting your own mental health but you’ll be saving lives in the process. 

 

If you’d like to get involved in some fundraising events, email chloe@harmless.org.uk to find out more. 

http://examinedexistence.com/the-five-mental-and-psychological-benefits-of-yoga/

http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/5-ways-yoga-is-good-for-your-mental-health/

http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/yoga-for-anxiety-and-depression

FREE 2hr long Bath product making workshop, JOIN US

 

We are so pleased to announce that Notts LUSH team will be coming into Harmless UK to host a FREE 2 hour long bath product making workshop….yep…thats right…its free to attend!

Date: Monday 8th May 2017

Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm

How do I secure a place you ask? Simply get yourself a free ticket via the Harmless UK store.

This year The Mental Health Foundation, during mental health awareness week, has taken a new positive turn. They have decided instead of asking why so many people are living with mental health problems, they are going to look at why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

“Thriving is about Joy – Relationships – Creativity – Passion. It is about doing what you love and thoroughly enjoying it. It is about having a balance between career and personal life and even often about blending career with personal passion.”

 

“Thriving is about having meaning in everything you do.”

THRIVING STARTS WITH SELF CARE……….

 

“Self care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health”.

At Harmless we encourage self care every day, not only to our clients but to our delegates and our team. We understand the importance of self care…and after all, thriving starts with self care! Which is exactly why we are super excited for lush to come in and work with you all, so don’t hesitate, book your free place today!

Just incase you weren’t 100% sure….heres a wonderful blog post written by a young lady who has been using LUSH products to help with her mental health recovery.

http://graciefightsit.tumblr.com/post/132561293219/how-lush-has-helped-with-mental-health

Places are limited so book yours today by clicking here.

SURVIVING TO THRIVING – MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK (8th – 14th May 2017)

This year The Mental Health Foundation, during mental health awareness week, has taken a new positive turn. They have decided instead of asking why so many people are living with mental health problems, they are going to look at why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

With the theme of Surviving to Thriving, I have decided to take a closer look into exactly what they meant.

Heres what I’ve learnt:

There is a fundamental difference between surviving and thriving. Surviving simply means to just ‘live’ or ‘exist’ whereas thriving means literally to ‘flourish’. It made me wonder how many of us are thriving? And what can we do to ‘thrive’?

Some examples of personal interpretations on thriving:

“Thriving is about Joy – Relationships – Creativity – Passion. It is about doing what you love and thoroughly enjoying it. It is about having a balance between career and personal life and even often about blending career with personal passion.”

“Thriving is about having meaning in everything you do.”

So with this topic of thriving in mind, during Mental Health Awareness week the team at Harmless will be running fundraising and awareness workshops/events. The aim for the week is to raise awareness, break stigmas and bring together the community, whilst raising funds for Harmless’s life saving service.

THRIVING STARTS WITH SELF CARE……….

“Self care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health”.

At Harmless we encourage self care every day, not only to our clients but to our delegates and our team. We understand the importance of self care…and after all, thriving starts with self care!

Benefits of self care:

- Reduces stress levels.

- Increased resilience.

- Increases positive thinking.

- More effective in supporting others.

- Our mental health effects our physical health, self care supports both.

- More energy and motivation.

Because we understand the importance of self care & thriving we decided to create a week long agenda, during mental health awareness week, to support the community around us. You don’t need to be a service user to attend, every individual is welcome. Here at Harmless we understand that mental health doesn’t discriminate, so neither do we.

We’ve carefully constructed these events to support everyone by: raising awareness, challenging stigma, all whilst raising funds to allow Harmless to continue the life saving services.

Skydiving Champion

Here is Leanne’s skydiving experience captured on video. We are pleased to announce she has raised….

 £480

What an achievement! A big thank you goes to everyone who donated and to our lovely Leanne for being such a brave individual. 

Harmless receive first donation from the sales of the Lovelock scarf!

We have now received the first donation from the proceeds of the Lovelock scarf. We would like to say a big thank you to Claire Mountain who has donated the proceeds totalling £277.60 for sales in March! This contribution really does make a difference and will help us to save lives!

More details on the production of the Lovelock scarf and how to get yours can be found below…

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”.

If you can help us and knit us a very special scarf or would like to know more, email us at info@harmless.org.uk

We will also be auctioning some of the amazing scarves to add to the fundraising.

Could you support us to keep our services afloat?

The support services that we offer to people in crisis is a vital aspect of our work and yet we don’t have ongoing funding for much of this work.

Much of our crisis and therapeutic work is in need of supporters and fundraisers to enable us to keep helping people who can’t get this help from anywhere else.

Currently, regular donations enable us to provide 2 crisis sessions a month to people who would otherwise not get the help that they need. This isn’t a lot, but it really is important work. We have many people who aren’t able to receive our help and we hate having to turn people away.

There are many ways that you could help us to increase the number of people that we are able to help. Could you undertake your own fund raising activity – people have undertaken personal challenges, ran half marathons and held cake sales, all in the name of raising money for our work?

You can set up a fundraiser page here: https://localgiving.org/fundraisers

If you are not able to undertake a fundraiser; could you sign up to a regular donation via direct debit? Signing up to an amount that you are able to commit to on a monthly basis means that an amount as small or large as you are able to help with, will go directly to helping people.  By giving in this way you are helping us to save lives – what could be more rewarding?

You can sign up here: https://localgiving.org/charity/harmless/

‘when I needed help, I couldn’t find it anywhere. I called a helpline but they just listened. I had totally given up on my life and wanted to die. When I found the help I needed through these guys I can honestly say that they saved my life when I saw no other way out’

One last push to get Leanne into the air (and hitting her target)!

Our intern, Leanne, is raising money for Harmless by taking part in a sponsored sky dive.

 “I’m Leanne Moulton I have recently started my internship at Harmless . After working closely with the harmless team I’ve gained a true understanding of the importance of the work they do and how critical the services they provide, because of this I would love to help in any way I can so have decided to conquer my fear of flying and do a sponsored sky dive!

The sky dive will be on Sunday the 2nd April 2017, all money raised will go straight to Harmless to help them reach their 30K in 90 day target to continue their lifesaving support! All donations no matter how small are incredibly appreciated.”

Support her now by sponsoring her through her gofundme  page, Leanne’s Sky Dive for Harmless, or click here.

We look forward to sharing the amount raised and a video clip of how well she coped.

Thought about fundraising for us? And want to save lives whilst doing so?….Then you’re in the right place!

We are looking for wonderful people to join us in fundraising to reach our 30K in 90 days target.

All money raised will go directly into providing help services for people in distress. We want to ensure that any one, of any age, facing any problem can get the help that they need. Suicide and mental health struggles are far too common and it is so important that we keep providing a high level of help when people need it the most.

For an idea of what impact donating has, every week on average, we receive 6 new requests for face to support and each lifesaving therapy session costs £25.

All ideas welcome, let us know what you have in mind…the more imaginative and creative the better! Here are a few of our favourite below:

- Bake sales (always go down a treat)

- Sky dive

- Fun runs

- Three peaks challenge

- Mount Kilimanjaro

- London Marathon (if you fancy a challenge!)

- Book sales

- Bring and buy sale

- Auctions/raffles

- Car war!

- Come Dine with Me. (for all the foodies out there!)

- Super market packing

- Coffee morning

- Bingo

- Fancy dress days

- Busking (Ideal for all the music lovers)

- Art exhibition

- Craft off

- Non uniform days

- Pub quiz!

Every penny raised truly goes a long way, please help us to continue to help the community.

If you think you can help us, and want to get involved, please email info@harmless.org.uk and you could be helping us to save lives.

Join us on Saturday 7th October to celebrate 10 years of Harmless!

Join us on Saturday 7th October to celebrate 10 years of Harmless!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THE END OF MARCH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR £35 EARLYBIRD OFFER!

To mark the 10th anniversary of Harmless and a successful 5th year of the Tomorrow Project, we’ll be holding our annual celebration event on Saturday 7th October 2017 at Ruddington Grange Golf Club.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS 

The Venue:

Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, NG11 6NB

 

The Date:

Saturday 7th October 2017

 

The Time(s):

6:30pm arrival for a 7:00pm start

 

The Cost:

£40.00 per head

Current Earlybird offer of £35 per head if booked and paid before the end of March!

 

The Event:

Three course meal with raffle, silent auction, games and live music from the Monroe Acoustic Duo and the Monroe Band featuring Polly Yates.

 

Click here to watch a video of the Monroe Band

 

Dress Code:

Smart

 

The purpose:

To raise enough money to save more lives.

 

If you would like more information on the event, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0115 934 8445 or you can send an email to admin@harmless.org.uk

 

Harmless is an award winning self harm and suicide prevention project that has been successfully delivering services for the past 10 years, since 2007. Over the past year Harmless has gone from strength to strength. We’ve increased our partnerships and been involved in more research based projects, attended and presented at conferences all over the UK in addition to holding a National conference of our own. We have also extended our training programme to raise awareness of self harm, mental health & suicide amongst the community and professionals. We have received awards for our work and recruited more staff in order to help more people.

Our wonderful Tomorrow Project continues to deliver suicide prevention and postvention work in the community. We have now been commissioned by the EMAHSN to provided two new suicide prevention pathways for both Suicide Crisis and Suicide Bereavement within Nottingham City, this will soon be rolled out to Nottinghamshire County also. We work with those directly and indirectly affected by suicide, provide facilitative support to individuals and organisations with questions and concerns about suicide, deliver workshop style information sessions to improve understanding and awareness of suicide and self harm, and promote help seeking in the community as a whole.

The celebration evening will mark a major milestone in our work, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Each year we spend time with friends and colleagues, celebrating the work that we have done and the lives that we have saved and the money we raise on the night goes directly back into our life saving services.

Please come along and join is in what will be a wonderful night, learn more about our work, celebrate our triumphs and help us to raise money to keep us driving services in the field of self harm and suicide prevention forwards.

If you would like more information on the event, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0115 934 8445 or you can send an email to admin@harmless.org.uk