This is a one day training course designed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-injury. The course will consider why young people self-injure and what their needs might be, as well as how workers can provide helpful responses. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and identify some of the challenges that they might encounter when working with young people who use self-injury. The training will explore how to manage these challenges and use strategies to help reduce self-injury and relieve distress of clients.

Learning objectives:

  • To clarify what we mean by self- injury and the life experiences, emotions and thinking that are commonly associated with self-injury
  • To have an opportunity to reflect on the range of feelings, attitudes and responses that staff/volunteers can have when in contact with a young person who is using self-injury and the implications in practice
  • To explore and identify the support that young people who use self-injury find helpful and the ways of putting this knowledge into practice
  • To increase knowledge about the range of evidence based strategies and approaches that can reduce distress and promote emotional wellbeing for young people who use self injury and where services can be accessed

Booking for this event has now closed.