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Understanding Self-Harm

Aims and target audience

A half day awareness workshop designed for those supporting/working with individuals who self-harm.

Learning outcomes

What are the learning objectives?

By the end of this session, facilitated to encourage a safe and effective learning environment, participants will be able to:

· Explore their attitude about self-harm

· Define self-harm

· List contributing factors and triggers to self-harm

· Explore the possible functions of self-harm

· Identify possible signs that someone is self-harming

· Use an intervention model to support someone

· Share a range of alternative coping strategies including safety planning

· List a range of services/apps that can be of help to people who self-harm

· Engage in a short practice of the recommended framework using a scenario

· Recognise the impact of working/living with people who self-harm and ways to build self-care strategies

This course has been designed for those supporting/working with individuals who self-harm. As such, the workshop will include discussion and description of methods of self-harm and suicide. If you have been closely affected by any of these issues or feel that this may be challenging at this time, we would invite you to consider your relationship to the topic and give us a call before booking your place.

Delivery methods and styles

The session uses the latest teaching methodologies, and each participant is given the link to a very comprehensive padlet online page of materials and further information about sources of support.

Knowledge and skills required of the trainers

This course is delivered by a blend of highly experienced in-house and associate trainers. Each member of our training team brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and real-world experience to ensure the delivery of high-quality, impactful learning experiences.

Involvement of people with lived experience


Assessment, CPD credits, certification

Certificates of participation are available upon request.

Last Updated April 4, 2024

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