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Attention Seeking? Or Something More? Self-Harm Awareness-for professionals that work with children and young people

Microsoft TEAMS, Virtual training
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Target Audience
CAH Staff / Health Practitioners / Schools / Social Care Staff / Voluntary Sector Workers
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Event Types
Online Course, Course (daytime)
Course categories
Children and Young People / Public Health & Wellbeing
Children and Young People subcategories
Children's Social Care
Public Health & Wellbeing subcategories
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Event description
The session will aim to build a better understanding of what self-harm is, why people turn towards self-harm behaviours and what signs and indicators there are for self-harm behaviours.

The course will also help you to develop understanding around helping to support someone who is self-harming and best practice response.

The key aim is to build confidence, reduce stigma and create a better response to individuals who self-harm.

The trainer has requested that attendees have their cameras on during the session to ensure attendance and help with engagement.

The session will be interactive – with lots of opportunities for discussion.
Learning outcomes

  • What self-harm is – definitions, stats

  • What can lead to self-harm – triggers

  • Self-harm and suicide – similarities, differences, asking about suicide

  • Functions of self-harm

  • Signs and indicators of self-harm

  • Barriers to accessing support – client perspective

  • Focus upon stopping self-harm pros and cons

  • Harm minimisation and alternatives to self-harm

  • How to broach suspected self-harm

  • Language use around self-harm

  • Best practice response

Privacy Notice
Information that you supply will be confidential and anonymised, and will only be used as part of this exercise. Your personal information will not be published or passed onto any other organisation. Personal information collected as part of this exercise will be kept for ten years to help us improve services before being securely destroyed.

Our privacy notice, which explains how we will process your personal information, how long we will retain it and your rights as a data subject, is available at a
Start Date
Monday 26 June 2023
End Date
Monday 26 June 2023
Closing Date
Friday 23 June 2023
09:30 - 13:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event