Self-Harm Alert

3 hours

This course builds skills for those who already have a basic level of understanding around self-harm.

Course content

  • A brief recap of what self-harm is.
  • A brief recap of the myths around self-harm.
  • An exploration of why self-harm can occur.
  • How to identify self-harm.
  • How to respond safely and sensitively.
  • What support can we offer to someone who self-harms?
  • Self-harm and you.
  • The whys and hows of Self-care.

Course structure

Participants will learn through:

  • Mini lectures
  • Group discussion
  • Activities
  • Case study
  • Simulation

Following the course

Participants will have:

  • A thorough understanding of self-harm and the different underlying meanings it can have for each individual
  • A greater realisation of what can contribute to self harm
  • What to look out for
  • How to sensitively respond and react
  • The support that can be provided.

Participants will also come away having examined their own self-harm behaviours, contributing again to the deep, complicated nature of self-harm, and consider how they can use this understanding to better the support they offer others.

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

Really insightful, and different to other workshops I’ve been to about self-harm that just usually talk about self-harm as a coping strategy. I feel like I’ve got lot’s of additional tools to help me help the young people we support.

Self Harm Alert participant

Feel more confident and aware of what self-harm can mean for someone and the importance of understanding this before suggesting alternatives.

Self Harm Alert participant

3 hours well spent. Alice was clear, concise and thorough in a sensitive way. I would like to attend the ASIST workshop now after understanding why we should also ask about suicide.

Self Harm Alert participant

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