Working with Young People in School who Self-injure


  • To develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-injury – its nature and reasons for it
  • To explore the needs of young people who self-injure
  • To identify strategies to reduce / stop self-injury
  • To start to think about policy development within the school setting
  • To think about widening awareness and understanding in the whole school


Dates, costs and to book a place

In-house training can be tailored to the needs of your organisation and is delivered throughout the U.K. and Ireland. If you have a group who would benefit from this training and would like us to come to you phone 0117 927 9600 or email.

Course programme

This in-house training day effectively combines theory and practice in a way that aims to meet the needs of those working specifically within the school setting, with young people who self harm.

* What is self-injury?

* Why do young people self-injure?

* What are the needs of young people who self-injure? Strategies to reduce / stop self-injury.

* What issues are raised when working with self-injury in schools?

* Assessing current provision

* Developing policy and procedures

* Widening awareness and understanding within the whole school

Teachers want to be able to talk about self harm at a broad conceptual level (77%), as well as know what they can say to offer advice and support to individuals who are self harming (82%). Cello/Young Minds 2012

Participant Feedback

“One of – if not the best training day in twenty years of teaching – thanks Fiona!”     T. Wilks, Dauntsey’s School

Right now I feel like I have the knowledge to help young people with self harming as I understand it so much more. Very useful and interesting day. Thank you!”         V. Frane, Braunton Academy

[Something I particularly enjoyed was] constructive conversations with other staff about school-specific procedures and other people’s experiences.”     K. Hughes, Cotham School

Excellent delivery, very knowledgeable.”    F. Airey, Fairfax School

Thank you. I am sure that we will now be able to develop a whole school policy following your excellent training.”     Teacher, Croesyceiliog School