NEW Creative Therapy Group for Young People

Harmless will be beginning a new creative therapy group. The creative therapy group will be for individuals aged between 13 and 15 years, with weekly sessions focusing on expression of emotions, connections and self esteem.

The aim of the creative therapy groups is to assist young people to find a way of expression that helps them connect with their emotions. This will include techniques that can be used for self expression and personal growth.

The Creative Therapy Group sessions will be held weekly on a Wednesday Evening 4.30 until 6.30 pm.

If you know of any young people who you think would be interested in attending this group, or to find out more information, please feel free to contact info@harmless.org.uk

World Kindness Day

Tuesday 13th November 2018 is world kindness day.

On this day people attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness.

These deeds can be as random acts of kindness such as holding doors open or complimenting someone.

Being nice can reduce the stress and negative feelings another person may feel. It can also improve your physical health too.

A core purpose of every organisation should be to create a safe inclusive environment, at Harmless we embody human kindness and foster a culture of support and collaboration. We are huge believers in the power of kindness, particularly in creating and fostering greater kindness through friendship and being good to one another.

Here are five things that everyone can do to be more inclusive. I challenge everyone to do more random acts of kindness daily:

  • Be kind
  • Be safe
  • Make positive choices
  • Look within yourself
  • Be consistent

The Tomorrow Project at the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards tonight!

Presented by the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative, The Tomorrow Project are shortlisted for the Suicide Prevention Services/Initiatives Award. Words cannot express how proud we feel as a team to be shortlisted for this award. Our colleagues Claire and Bevan will be at the ceremony in Liverpool tonight where hopefully the Tomorrow Project can come away as winners!

Let’s talk training at the Norfolk suicide prevention learning event

Today our amazing Let’s Talk Training team are presenting at the Norfolk Suicide Prevention Learning Event #iamokay

Sarah and Clare will be delivering a workshop looking at Self Harm and suicide prevention.

If you’re at the event please say hello to our training team, they would love to meet you!

Suicide impacts us all and is #everyonesbusiness

The Tomorrow Project are today showcasing our photography project for World Suicide Prevention Day.

The Photography Project is a visual story that makes the issue of suicide an accessible one across communities. The exhibition helps to promote a dialogue to give people with lived experience a voice and to give testimony to overcoming difficulties and reach out to people who might need  help. Harmless and The Tomorrow Project  want to convey a message of help.

We would like to thank BBC radio Nottingham and also Hannah for taking part in their piece with Val to share their transformative therapeutic relationship and journey of recovery.

Please join us today at Rough Trade on Broad Street in Nottingham for our photography showcase from 1pm to 6pm

Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our Clinical Team in Leicestershire?

Harmless are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to join our passionate team and help us save lives.  We are looking for a dynamic individual, who is willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves in order to do whatever is required to help people attain recovery.

We are currently recruiting for a Specialist Therapist, which will be based predominantly in Leicestershire, to join the Harmless team.

 

Please click here to download the application pack for this role.

 

This role is particularly well suited to someone early in their career looking for a long term opportunity to develop as a specialist therapist.

Please note: These positions will be primarily based in East Leake (Nottinghamshire), with work to also be delivered in Leicester City and across Leicestershire. Driving will be a necessary part of the role and therefore applicants will need to hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car to be able to undertake the position.

Please submit all applications and any questions regarding this position to admin@harmless.org.uk.

 

JOB TITLE: Specialist Therapist (Leicestershire)

HOURS: Up to 37.5 hours per week (Both part time and full time available)

SALARY: Up to £23,250 per annum (Depending on experience)

This position has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

 

Would you like to work for Harmless as part of our Let’s Talk Training team?

Harmless are pleased to offer these exciting opportunities to join our passionate team and help us save lives. We are looking for dynamic individuals, who are willing to develop their skills; work outside the box and challenge themselves.

We are currently recruiting for the below positions to join the Let’s Talk Training team.

Positions available:

Specialist Trainer
Training Support Officer
ASIST Trainer (Bank Staff)
Youth MHFA Trainer (Bank Staff)

The deadline for applications for these positions is 31st July 2018 at 5pm. Please submit all applications to admin@harmless.org.uk with the job title as the subject.

Click here to download the application packs for each of these roles

Please note: Driving will be a necessary part of these roles (with the exception of the Training Support Officer role) and therefore applicants will need to hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car to be able to undertake the position.

Please submit all applications and any questions regarding these positions to admin@harmless.org.uk by the above deadline. Any applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

JOB TITLE: Specialist Trainer

HOURS
Up to 37.5 hours per week
(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY:
Up to £22,128 per annum
(Negotiable, depending on experience)

JOB TITLE: Training Support Officer

HOURS:
Up to 37.5 hours per week
(Both part time and full time available)

SALARY:
Up to £16,968 per annum
(Negotiable, depending on experience)

JOB TITLE: ASIST Trainer (Sessional)

HOURS:
Sessional

REMUNERATION:
£150 per day

JOB TITLE: Youth MHFA Trainer (Sessional)

HOURS:
Sessional

REMUNERATION:
£150 per day

If you have any questions regarding either of the roles or the application process, please contact us by calling 0115 880 0280 or email admin@harmless.org.uk.

See you at the Catch up cafe!

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential, suicide prevention service which offers practical and emotional support to those who may be having thoughts of suicide and may have been bereaved or affected by suicide.

The catch up cafes are for those who would like to access some informal, drop in support from our service and for those who would like information about our service. These sessions are for those aged 18 and above.

So whether you’d like some information on how we can support you or someone you know – if you’d like to come in and chat with a member of the team or to catch up with others – we will see you at the Catch up Cafe!

The following dates will take place at our Nottingham office at 1 Beech Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 7LJ:

  • Tuesday 24th July 2018 – 11.30-12.30
  • Wednesday 8thAugust 2018 – 14.30-15.30
  • Tuesday 21st August 2018 – 11.30-12.30
  • Wednesday 5th September 2018 -14.30-15.30
  • Tuesday 18th September 2018 – 11.30-12.30

The following dates will take place at our East Leake office at Unit 1, Lighting House, 3-5 Station Road, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6LQ:

  • Thursday 19th July 2018 – 10.30-11.30
  • Thursday 30th August 2018 – 14.00-15.00
  • Thursday 13th September 2018 – 10.30-11.30

If you have any questions about the Catch Up Cafe or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing info@harmless.org.uk or by calling 0115 880 0280.

Public Health England: Support after Suicide – Key to Suicide Prevention

Below is a blog article by Public Health England.

Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends, communities and work colleagues.

Those bereaved by a suicide are at increased risk of mental health and emotional problems so receiving the right support is essential.

The impact of suicide

Sadly, in 2016 alone, 4575 people died by suicide.   Depending on the situation of the individual, estimates vary on how many people are affected by each suicide – a recent study showed this could be as high as 135 people exposed.

Taking a very conservative estimate of 10 people directly affected, this gives a minimum total of almost 50,000 people annually.  That’s potentially 50,000 people in need of some level of support, whether it’s having someone to talk to, taking a break from work, or simply needing a way to mentally process what has happened with support to do so.

In January 2017, the Prime Minister announced a strengthened cross government suicide prevention strategy, which set out a key objective to improve responses to bereavement by suicide and support services.  In further recognition of the problem the Health Select Committee on Suicide Prevention also recommended services to support people who are vulnerable to suicide.

For PHE – this is a priority area of work and our suicide prevention planning guidance makes it clear that providing support after suicide should be a priority for all local areas to assist in real time and at ground level.

Available resources for the community

Developing support services will help to ensure that people receive Help is at Hand – a practical and emotional guide for anyone affected by a suicide or a suspected suicide.

To help deliver  local support, we have worked with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and Support after Suicide to develop ‘Support after a suicide: A guide to providing local services’ – a practical guide for commissioners to understand why and how they can deliver support after suicide in their local areas.

We have also worked together to develop two further resources to support local areas called Support after a suicide: Developing and delivering local bereavement support services and ‘Support after a suicide: Evaluating local bereavement support services’.

These include best practice examples across England such as Amparo, The Tomorrow Project and If U Care Share, who provide outreach to people bereaved by suicide by working with coroners and/or the police within days of receiving the referral and offer a wide range of support.

A new publication ‘Finding the Words’ has also been published, which provides help to support someone bereaved and affected by suicide.

To read the full blog article by Public Health England, please visit the following link… https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/05/29/support-after-suicide-key-to-suicide-prevention/

Walk and Talk – 17 mile challenge for Harmless

Recently we have been supported by Nottingham College who are running a fundraiser for our suicide prevention service: The Tomorrow Project.

“During mental health awareness week the Wellbeing Team at Nottingham College, along with students and other staff will be running a sponsored ‘walk and talk’. The walk and talk will be between all nine college campuses. The 17 mile walk will raise money for The Tomorrow Project and Harmless.”

Fundraising link: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/nottmcollmhwalkntalk/

We are so pleased to have support from the wonderful staff and students at Nottingham College and are looking forward to more updates.

Good luck!!!