Regional training

Statistics now show that 10-13% of all young people between the ages of 11 and 16 years old are affected by self-harm. The scale of the problem has dramatically grown over the last decade and disclosure rates in schools and youth projects are a frequent occurrence.

Many professionals feel overwhelmed by the issue and are often unsure about how to effectively react in the case of a disclosure, feeling they know little about the subject and often fearing they will make the issue worse by responding in the wrong way.  Our courses are specifically designed for those working with young people aged 11-19 years old in education, health, local authorities or the voluntary sector, although all course material is also relevant and adaptable for those working alongside adults that harm.

The course will include the following:

  • Develop an understanding of the key steps to help young people reduce their harming
  • Learn questioning skills that work with young people who self-harm
  • Find out about alternative coping strategies for young people who self-harm
  • Discover the legal obligations of those working with young people who self-harm
  • Get an understanding of physical, emotional and psychological indicators of self-harm
  • Have an opportunity to develop a self-harm policy for your organization