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An Introduction to Self-Harm

60 minutes

This session is designed to provide an improved basic awareness of self-harm.

Session content

  • What is self-harm?
  • Myths around self-harm.
  • Considerations when responding to self-harm.
  • Support available.

Session structure

Participants will learn through:

  • Mini lectures
  • Group discussion
  • Activities

Following the session

Participants will gain:

  • An improved understanding of self-harm
  • Knowledge of the facts around it
  • Understanding of how to sensitively respond to self-harm
  • Knowledge of what sources of support are available.

Further information, pricing & availability

Our next open course

17/18th May 2022
Oldham, Greater Manchester

View our course schedule to book your place

Please contact us to discuss how our training can best help you and to find out more about this and other courses.

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Testimonials & feedback

Good overview of self-harm and info on other organisations to sign-post to.

An Introduction to Self Harm participant

Alice managed to fit a lot into the hour, I’d like to attend Self-harm Alert now and Suicide Alert to learn more.

An Introduction to Self Harm participant

Really useful introduction to the subject that’s left me wanting more. I had a fixed idea of what I thought self harm was and who did it, and this has expanded my understanding, thank you.

An Introduction to Self Harm participant

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