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In-house training for schools and professionals
Selfharm.co.uk regularly runs in-house training in a number of settings, from primary and secondary schools to local authority groups.
“This session made a huge impact in our school. A growing number of our students are disclosing that they self-harm and our staff felt ill-equipped to deal with it. This session gave us the knowledge we needed to direct students to where they can get more help.” Peter Van, Head Teacher, Lea High School.
selfharm.co.uk has been delivering training and awareness sessions on self-harm for the past three years across the UK. Over 400 teachers and other school staff, social workers, youth workers and others have been trained to better understand why and how young people harm, and what they can and should do to help.
The 3 hour essential knowledge seminar is aimed at teachers/support staff/youth workers/foster parents and any other professionals who work with teenagers. It focusses on what self-harm is all about, managing disclosures, and starts the process of looking at how organisations can consider developing and implementing policies and procedures for managing self-harm and the young people they work with in an appropriate manner, with due consideration given to safeguarding issues. The seminar also includes:
Understanding the different methods young people use to self-harm and ways they may hide their harming from others
How to respond if a young person discloses that they self-harm
An awareness of the practical and emotional pressures that may arise in working with young people who self-harm
Where to refer young people locally to specialist support for self-harm
Knowledge of the correct self-harm terminology
The 6 hour in depth workshop is Ideal for those who want to confidently offer constructive and practical support to young people who self-harm. It includes all the learning outcomes from the 3 hour seminar plus:
An understanding of the key steps to help young people reduce their harming
Questioning skills with young people who self-harm
Alternative coping strategies for young people who self-harm
Legal obligations and duties of those working with young people who self-harm
Understanding of physical, emotional and psychological indicators of self-harm
An opportunity to develop self-harm policy in line with organizational requirements
To enquire or book training contact us at email@example.com or telephone us direct on 01582 877220.
To download a brochure, click here.
This website is the first part of our plan to provide support and services both for young people impacted by self-harm, and for parents, professionals and others.
We want to create a space where people impacted by self-harm can feel supported and we believe we're taking a big step forward with the services this site offers, enabling young people to find the help they need. Our expert panel is made up of professionals (including psychiatry and psychology) who have working knowledge of self-harm, and who kindly volunteer their time to oversee the website and participate in answering individual user questions on a rotational basis. We also stand out because you can view biographies of all the people involved behind the scenes - we're putting names and faces to who we are what we want to achieve.
We have big plans for how this website will develop in the future, so keep an eye on what we're doing!
Speaking and conference input
selfharm.co.uk is available to speak at conferences and from 2011 hopes to host an annual event, drawing together professionals from different sectors. Further information will be available on the website in due course.
For further information regarding anything you have read, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we would love to hear from you.