Understanding Self Harm

Webinar: Zoom, Webinar
Event Tutors
HR Workforce Development
Admin Contact
HR Workforce Development (HRWorkforceDevelopment@southglos.gov.uk)
Target Audience
Adopters / CAH Staff / Childminders / External Care Providers / Foster Carers
target audience
Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adopters and Foster Carers / Adult Social Care / Children and Young People / Safeguarding
Adopters and Foster Carers subcategories
Professional Development
Adult Social Care subcategories
Adult Mental Health / General Adult Social Care / Learning Difficulties / Older People / Safeguarding Adult
Children and Young People subcategories
Children's Social Care / Early Years / Safeguarding Children / Sexual Health and Relationships / Single Assessment Framework (Early Help)
Safeguarding subcategories
Safeguarding Adult / Safeguarding Children
Event description
This blended half day course has been developed in direct response to the current Covid 19 situation, and is designed specifically for online delivery to smaller groups of participants. It covers what self-harm is, and why people might hurt themselves, as well as providing space to think about what a helpful response to someone who has hurt themselves might be. It has a strong emphasis on bringing the voices of people who use self-harm to the virtual room, and provides space and time for reflection. This course has been developed to either stand alone or complement others in a series of events, and utilises a range of tools to offer a participative online training experience.

Worksheets, handouts and copies of the presentation will be available to complement learning.

Our expertise: Self-Injury Support has 30 years’ experience in delivering high quality self-harm education to a wide variety of settings and participants. Our approach is participative and reflective, and is focussed on bringing the voice of people who use self-harm into the room, building empathy and confidence for supporters.

South Glos Council Staff:  if you don't already have a Zoom license please see attached.

The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions
Learning outcomes
This course will offer participants the chance to:
• Consider what self-harm is, and to explore the underlying reasons why someone might use self-harm to cope.
• Reflect with peers in a safe and confidential space
• Explore feelings and issues evoked for supporters of people who self-harm
• Learn about what people who self-harm say helps them, and consider how to apply this in your setting/situation
• Think about your own self-care in the current challenging working environment
Start Date
Wednesday 16 February 2022
End Date
Wednesday 16 February 2022
Closing Date
Tuesday 15 February 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event