What does it mean for Harmless to have reached its 10th Anniversary?

A word from one of our Specialist Therapists about their time at Harmless and it means to them….

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

Support Steve to raise funds for self harm services

Steve Grove, has decided to embark on a challenge this year and run a number of 10k runs in order to raise £1000 for our services.

Please help him by making a donation and spreading the word!!!

This year Steve has already completed the Burton Joyce 10k on 3rd January in 48minutes and the Retford half marathon on Sunday 8th March in 1 hour 44.

He is aiming for 1 hour 40 on his next half and will be doing several 10k over the year to equate to 100miles including the Bosworth half marathon in May and the Ramathon in June.

To support Steve and make a donation, please click here

Cycling Poetry Tour support local self harm support organisation

On 27th February 2015, a poet by the name of First Time Dave will be visiting Nottingham as part of his “Good To Talk Tour”, in which he will be cycling to 11 different cities to deliver 11 gigs, in 11 days.

In each city, First Time Dave will be supporting a different local counselling organisation, in honour of his friend who worked with him as a counsellor for voluntary organisations.

You can read more about First Time Dave and his “Good To Talk Tour” here and help support his journey.

We are very pleased to announce that First Time Dave’s chosen organisation for Nottingham will be Harmless.

Dave will be performing with the Mouthy Poets, of which our administrator, Hayley, is a member, on Friday 27th February at Djanogly Academy Theatre as part of their staple show, Say Sum Thin 8!

Hayley says: “I’m so excited to be able to link my two greatest passions in such a way. This tour is a great way of raising money for vital services. I look forward to introducing First Time Dave at Say Sum Thin 8 and being able to talk about the work Harmless do.”

Find out more about the Mouthy Poets, their Say Sum Thin show and how you can book tickets via the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/678342562285055

Or by visiting:http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/say-sum-thin-8-scratch-show-with-open-mic/ 

Please share our news and show your support for First Time Dave and his cycling poetry tour!

A Harmless Christmas is Coming

Look what arrived this morning!

Harmless’ own brand of Christmas cards.

Help support vital self harm and suicide prevention services by sending a festive card this holiday season!

Premium quality cards come in packs of 8 with 2 designs and self seal envelopes

All the money raised will go directly towards supporting the ongoing work of Harmless and The Tomorrow Project and saving lives.

Buy yours in our online store: www.harmless.org.uk/store/Christmas-cards 

There’s still tickets available for our annual celebration event

Join us at our annual celebration event on the 10th of October 2014, as we reflect on another successful year for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project.

Harmless and The Tomorrow Project are community projects that help young people and adults who are in distress and who self harm, or at risk of suicide. For the past 7 years we have been helping people across Nottinghamshire to overcome their difficulties and move towards recovery by providing psychological support, advice and therapy. We have grown in stature and reputation, working closely with local people to ensure that people that are in distress get the help that they need to turn their lives around.

We currently receive no statutory funding and despite the clear need for our services we are struggling to meet the demand upon us. The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Please come along and join is in what will be a wonderful night!

The Venue: The Riverbank, The Embankment, West Bridgford

The Time(s): 6:30pm Arrival; 7pm 1st Course; Disco at approx 10pm.

The Cost: £35.00 per head

The Event: Three course meal with raffle, silent auction, games and live entertainment

The Menu: Starter: Soup of the day with Deli breads;

Main(s) Roast Chicken, Creamed Potato, Wild Mushrooms, Chargrilled Leeks, Smoked Bacon, Jus

or

Warm Tart of Goats Cheese & Candied Aubergine, Salt Baked Celeriac & Beetroot Vierge (V);

Dessert: Eton Mess.

(Additional dietary requirements can be catered for)

Please specify any other dietary requirements/allergies

Dress Code: Smart

The purpose: To raise enough money to save more lives.

To book tickets please click here. For more information about our event, please email info@harmless.org.uk

Let’s begin the bidding! Fantastic Items in the Harmless Auction

This year Harmless are holding an auction as part of our annual celebration event and we have some brilliant items. Take a look and get your bids in early!

Al Murray signed DVD and Book

Zoe Wannamaker signed script

Signed Picture of Judy Dench

Jason Manford signed book

Stapleford Park Golf passes

5 Chart Albums x 2

Perfume Set

To bid on an item simply email your selected item and your bid to info@harmless.org.uk
You can also bid over the phone on 0115 934 8445 (for office use only)

The highest bidder on Friday 10th October will win the item.

Terms and conditions of auction available on request. You must be over 16 to enter the auction.

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.

Harmless client raises over £600 for self harm and suicide prevention work

A few weeks ago Deborah and her husband Mark cycled 300 miles from London to Paris in 4 days to raise money for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project.
We are extremely pleased to say that so far Deborah has raised a whopping £584 and received a gift aid donation, taking the total to £659.50

Everyone at Harmless is so proud of Deborah for making this journey and are delighted at the support she has received.

Read about Deborah’s journey on our blog page by clicking here.

There is still time to donate to this courageous effort, just go to the local giving page via this link https://localgiving.com/fundraising/harmlesslondon2paris 

Why is fundraising important?

Harmless is an organisation that was set up by people who understand self harm. It provides services for self harm including: support: information: training & consultancy to people who self harm, their friends & families & professionals.

Harmless now deliver a range of services. They previously delivered these under contract with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust but these funds were lost due to the financial cuts. However, they still deliver monthly drop in sessions where people can get support and information about self harm and they offer one to one therapy sessions.

The Tomorrow Project is a suicide prevention project that has been set up to support individuals & communities to prevent suicide.

300 miles cycled to raise money for self harm and suicide prevention projects

Deborah has cycled 300 miles from London to Paris to raise money for Harmless and the Tomorrow Project. She let us know how it was going on her travels:

Day One:  100 miles from London to Calais, got 2 bed at 11pm- shattered. Up again at 6.30 for Day 2: 71 miles from Calais to Abbeville. Described as ‘undulating’ – your not kidding! But lots of fast fun descents to match the uphill slogs & a lovely lunch stop by a lake. Gorgeous weather, beautiful scenery- didn’t want to stop at the end. Only another 130 miles to go to Paris!

Day Two: Today should have been a ride in the park, easy 55 miles into Paris right? Wrong! Strong winds & torrential rain for 50 miles brought us close to hypothermia. 5 punctures in 20 miles, too cold to stop for food & a knackered knee tested my reserve to the limit. Sheer stubbornness got me through it. At the holding point, the rain stopped. 158 of us were escorted onto the champs Elysee bringing Paris to a stand still. The morning misery vanished instantly. This ones for you Harmless, thanks Caroline Harroe for saving my life & getting me here!

Well done Deborah, we’re all proud of you!

Please celebrate this courageous effort and support Deborah by helping her reach her final fundraising target. So Far Deborah has raised £325 of her £500 target. With your help we can get her to the finish line! You can make a donation via this link https://localgiving.com/fundraising/harmlesslondon2paris Please also share the link as widely as possible.

All the money Harmless and the Tomorrow Project make from fundraising efforts like this one goes directly into the vital self harm support and suicide prevention work that we carry out.

 

Harmless launch their Christmas Appeal

Please help us save lives this Christmas.

Instead of sending cards, why not send a donation?

All of the staff here at Harmless have done just that and donated the money they would have spend on cards to help us continue to provide vital self harm services. Please join us!

However much you can give, large or small- we would gladly welcome. Just go to our website to make a donation.

The Harmless team would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.