Working with People who Self Harm
Self harm is often dismissed as 'attention seeking' by support staff, but our training aims to provide delegates with a more empathic understanding of the social context of self harm and the various reasons why people may cut, burn or poison themselves.
The course will introduce delegates to the Self Harm Toolkit to help social care workers assess self harming behaviour and develop skills and strategies to work with and support self harming service users.
This 1-day course is also available as a shortened 3 hour workshop with consecutive AM and PM sessions for separate delegate groups. This version will have reduced Learning Objectives and more intensive input. Please contact us for further details.
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Outline a workable definition of self harm
Discuss some of the key motivations behind self harm
Explore our own and others attitudes to self-harm
Develop workable strategies to support people who are injuring themselves
This course is suitable for:
Health Professionals/A&E Staff
Residential Care Workers
Teachers and Lecturers