Self Harm: An Introduction

Self Harm: An Introduction

Learn why young people self harm and how to support those who do.

What you'll learn

This course is designed to remove myths and misunderstandings, enabling you to understand, help and support young people who self harm.

During the course you’ll:

  • Understand the common myths surrounding self harm, and stigma issues
  • Appreciate the perspectives of other professionals, parents and young people
  • Be able to assess, minimise and manage risks effectively and explore alternatives to self harm
  • Help develop the resilience of people vulnerable to self harm using proven strategies
  • Develop your own tailored self harm policy that provides clear information and guidance
  • Explore and reflect on your own feelings about self harm, and how they influence your practice

Why take this course?

To many professionals, parents and young people self harm is a highly-sensitive subject. Its myths, misunderstandings and stigma mean we are often uncertain and worried about the best ways to help and support young people who self harm.

You’ll understand self harm and develop practical strategies to boost children and young people’s resilience, enabling you to provide effective support for people who need help.

This course is CPD Accredited

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