Suicide Prevention Service, The Tomorrow Project, hosts an event on 8th September exploring The Tomorrow Projects pathways, in line with World Suicide Prevention Day on September the 10th, 2017.

The Tomorrow Project will be hosting an event exploring the suicide prevention pathways, two days before World Suicide Prevention Day, 2017. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear about the life saving work we have been doing as well as hearing directly from people who have benefited from this innovative service, who will be telling their stories. The Tomorrow Project was established in South Nottinghamshire in 2012 after there were a number of deaths to suicide in a local community. By galvanising local support, bereaved families and professionals, The Tomorrow project was established to deliver services and support to reach people in distress and reduce suicide.

The Tomorrow project will also be hosting an introduction to effective risk assessment around suicide. This workshop will establish basic principles on effective risk assessment considering the following areas: Identifying risk factors, understanding & developing evidence based risk assessment tools, establishing current emotional states & behaviours and reviewing & revisiting risk.

Whilst there has been significant attention paid locally and nationally to suicide prevention, it remains a very specialist and under funded piece of work.

The bereaved by suicide also remain an overlooked group. These individuals are at an 80% increased chance of unemployment and a 1 in 10 chance of attempting suicide.

When compared with people bereaved through other causes, those bereaved by suicide are at an increased risk of suicide, psychiatric admission and depression, as well as suicide attempt and poor social functioning.

Penny Johnson, a bereaved mother, lost her son to suicide and says: “The Tomorrow Project is so vital in so many ways. Before my son died, we tried to get him help via the NHS only to be turned away because Jamie was over 18. I pleaded with them to help us, but they said that they couldn’t unless Jamie was the one asking for help but in October, 2012, Jamie took his own life. My family have been in turmoil ever since, each of us needing help in our own way and The Tomorrow Project has been there for us. I don’t know how we would have survived without them.”

The Tomorrow Project’s event is to be held at The Sir Collin Campbell building, September 8th 2017, in line with World Suicide Prevention Day. The team are incredibly excited to be hosting the event and look forward to meeting all attendees tomorrow.

A further ticketed event will be held on the evening of the 7th October at Ruddington Grange in Nottingham to celebrate the work and to raise money for the continuation of life saving work, with a drinks reception, dinner, live music and auction.

Tickets available now via: http://www.harmless.org.uk/store/Harmless-Celebration-2017

CYCLING TO SAVE LIVES! WE CHALLENGE…YOU!

The circumference of the world is 40,075 kilometres or 24,900 miles. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) started Cycle Around The Globe four years ago to see if as a community we can come together. Now four years on from the first success, the next challenge is to cycle 4X around the globe, 163km or 99.60k Mi.

 The challenge is to see if we can all contribute to collectively cycle this distance for World Suicide Prevention Day. Please join us and help us reach this target. It does not matter how far you can cycle, every kilometre or mile will be added to the total and there are no limits, you can cycle at home, in the gym or outside, you can even walk.

 The activity is about global community and spreading awareness of the importance of suicide prevention. In the UK alone there were 6,188 suicides, and this just shows the real need for us as a community to come together.

If you would like to take part click here for the sponsorship form and sign up. Let us know by emailing info@harmless.org.uk or phoning 0115 934 8445.

All the money raised goes directly to Harmless & The Tomorrow Project and provides therapeutic services.

*Official participant printed labels for your t-shirts are available to print off*

Join us and Cycle of WSPD and show the world we are all connected in the aim of preventing suicide.

https://iasp.info/wspd2017/cycle-around-globe/

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September 2016

In the UK in 2014, 6122 people died by suicide

It is estimated that 1 in 20 people have thoughts of suicide at some point in their life.

How many people do you walk past, or see every day? 80, 100, 200? To think that out of these up to 10 of these people could be having thoughts of suicide or have had thoughts previously is really quite startling!

It is quite possible, you know someone that has had thoughts of suicide or been affected by suicide

Do you have the skills and confidence to respond to thoughts of suicide?

Do you have the skills and confidence to complete an intervention with a person at risk of suicide?

Want to learn lifesaving skills?

To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) Harmless will be delivering;

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

 27th and 28th September 2016 £150

ASIST is a 2 day intensive training programme that teaches participants life assisting skills to be able to complete an intervention with a person at risk.

The focus of this is to identify what can be done to keep a person ‘safe for now’ while longer term safety measures are explored. It uses a framework that supports the caregiver to work through an intervention and create a safety plan.

Responding and supporting someone at risk of suicide can be extremely distressing and anxiety provoking. ASIST can give you the confidence to respond to these distressing disclosures and most importantly, teaches us that by providing that little bit of hope to a person at risk, that recovery is possible and indeed, very likely.

Email: training@harmless.org.uk

Call: 0115 934 8445

Delivery location will be within Nottingham City 

Our CEO, Caroline, an adviser for a new Suicide Prevention Document published today by Public Health England.

The document  is entitled ‘Identifying and responding to suicide clusters and contagion: a practice resource’, and is for people with responsibility for suicide prevention in local authorities and their partner agencies.

The document includes:

  • the meaning of the term ‘suicide clusters’
  • identification of suicide clusters
  • suggestions for who may be at risk of suicidal acts due to the influence of other people’s suicidal behaviour,
  • the mechanisms involved in suicide clusters
  • the effects of suicide on other individuals

The steps required at local level to prepare for a suicide cluster are described alongside suggested responses to possible suicide clusters.

Finally, best practice is provided on how to evaluate responses to a cluster, and on using the experience to improve further suicide prevention measures.

For more information and to view the document, please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/suicide-prevention-identifying-and-responding-to-suicide-clusters

Our CEO to speak at Conference for World Suicide Prevention Day this Thursday

This Thursday marks World Suicide Prevention Day. To mark this event, our CEO Caroline will be presenting at the National Suicide Prevention and Intervention Network at Aylesbury about the work of the Tomorrow Project.

Standing alongside our academic colleagues, Caroline will be describing the valuable work that the Tomorrow Project has delivered and the lessons learned from this particular piece of work to a broad National audience.

The Tomorrow Project was born out of the needs of a specific small community and it’s experience of a suicide cluster; the work has then been broadened, taking the lessons learned from this difficult work, and developing and refining a three tier model of help and support to people at risk of suicide in a manner that places individual need and care at the heart of this work.

To be asked to represent at this level is an honour and a privilege and serves to demonstrate the significance of the work that we are doing in the world of suicide prevention. However, this also comes at a very difficult time. Our work saves lives, but we no longer have the vital funds that we need to deliver this work.

If you would like to see The Tomorrow Project continue, please help us to raise awareness of the project and if you would like to fund raise for us, we would really welcome your efforts and support.

Please visit The Tomorrow Project’s LocalGiving.com page at: https://localgiving.com/charity/harmless/project/tomorrowproject

There’s still a few places left on our FREE suicide prevention workshop

There are still places left on our free suicide prevention workshop which will be held on Wednesday 10th September to mark suicide prevention day.

This will be a chance for you to find out about the work Harmless and the Tomorrow Project do and will provide the opportunity to start discussions around suicide prevention.

The workshop will include:

  • Raising the awareness of suicide
  • Understanding suicide and the impacts
  • Myths and Misconseptions
  • What can be done to help and support someone
  • Group discussion and activities throughout

Time: 12:00pm – 13:30pm

Venue

The training shall be held at NCVS, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. NG1 3FB.

Click here to book your place!

Free suicide prevention workshops to mark Suicide Prevention Day

To mark Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September 2014, Harmless and the Tomorrow Project will be holding 2 free suicide prevention workshops. This will be a chance for you to find out about the work Harmless and the Tomorrow Project do and will provide the opportunity to start discussions around suicide prevention.

The workshop will include:

  • Introduction and the role of self harm and suicide prevention workers
  • Group discussion around awareness and the work Harmless and the Tomorrow Project deliver
  • Services Harmless and the Tomorrow Project offer

Venue

The training shall be held at NCVS, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. NG1 3FB.

Morning session: 10:00am until 11:30am

Midday session: 12:00pm until 1:30pm

For more information, and to book a place, click here or email training@harmless.org.uk

Call for greater self harm and suicide prevention work in schools

This morning, the Gem fm campaign turns it’s attention to
what work can be done with schools to improve education for
students around the issue of self harm and suicide prevention. Gem
talk to East Leake Academy, who, after tragic circumstances worked
closely with Harmless and The Tomorrow Project to ensure that the
best possible support was offered to its students. Nottingham
academy speaks about their determination to undertake work of a
similar nature following an increase in self harming as an issue
amongst its students. The Tomorrow Project is able to work with
schools and communities effected by suicide or high rates of self
harm to ensure that all individuals have access to good quality
information about the subjects – we can do talks and group work, or
talk with projects to see what help is most needed. If you would
like to learn more about our work and what we can do for your
school or project, please contact tomorrow@harmless.org.uk or call
0115 9348445. If you would like to read today’s Gem fm article
please follow this link:
http://www.gem106.co.uk/news/headlines/concerns-1-in-5-children-self-harm/
and to listen to the interviews and audio pieces so far, please
click here: https://audioboo.fm/channel/gem-106-news Sent from
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World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is International World Suicide Prevention Day. To mark the day, Harmless have launched the new website for the Tomorrow Project
Why not take a look?

Today is day two of the Gem fm special on suicide, where we call for more work to be done with the bereaved by suicide to help them manage their hurt.
Follow this link to read the article and listen to the interviews.

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