Self-harm - Essential Knowledge - 3 Hour

01 Mar, 2018


Austin Friars Etterby Scaur, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9PB

10-13% of young people are known to actively self-harm. However, for many disclosure is made harder by the fear of misunderstanding and the myths and stigma that remain around this issue. As professionals we can often be unsure of how to respond in light of a self-harm disclosure, fearing we will do or say the wrong thing.

The Essential Knowledge course is ideal for those who would like to develop an understanding of self-harm as well as the skills to confidently respond and support young people around this issue.

Learning outcomes:

  • An overview of the latest research on the extent of self-harm among young people and the particular groups at highest risk
  • An understanding of why young people self-harm and key steps to help young people reduce their harming
  • How to respond to self-harm disclosure
  • Alternative coping strategies for individuals who self-harm
  • An understanding of physical and emotional indicators of self-harm
  • The impact of online communities and social media
  • Where to refer young people to specialist support for self-harm and an introduction to the resources that are available

The course costs £45 and runs 1.30-4pm. Drinks and light refreshements included.



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