About Self-Harm Awareness
Candidates taking this course will learn about self-harm and the reasons behind it. The trainer will provide learners with case studies to look at, and by the end of the 2-hour session, they will be able to understand and help those affected.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours long.
Who needs this training?
This course is ideal for staff of all sectors, regardless of their experience level.
What are the main points covered?
The course covers the notion of self-harm, the statistical analysis of self-harm, the reasons behind self-harm and how to help individuals that have been affected by it.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Self-Harm Awareness Course Outline
- What is self-harm?
- A statistical analysis of self-harm.
- Variations of self-harm.
- Self-harm as a concept.
- Reasons individuals may self-harm.
- Case studies.
- Managing risks associated with self-harm.
- Helping affected individuals.
Self-Harm Awareness FAQs
What is meant by self-harm?
Self-harm refers to the act of an individual intentionally damaging or injuring themselves as a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Sometimes they may have suicidal thoughts, but the intention is more often to express their distress, punish themselves, or relieve unbearable tension.
How do you stop someone from self-harming?
Treatment for people who self-harm usually involves seeing a therapist to discuss their thoughts and feelings, and how these affect their behaviour and wellbeing. If an individual is severely depressed, it could also involve taking antidepressants or other medication.
Who is the self-harm awareness course for?
This course is ideal for mental health professionals who wish to understand why individuals self-harm due to emotional or mental issues and stress. It is also relevant to those living with or caring for an individual who self-harms.
What will I learn on the self-harm awareness course?
This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of self-harm with an in-depth discussion on what the condition is, how common it is, what the symptoms are, and how to offer support to affected individuals.