Training & Resources Self-Harm Training New and Updated Self-Harm Training Our training programme is currently on pause for the summer. Please check back in the Autumn for new workshop dates! Alternatively, you can register your interest here or email [email protected] to enquire about future in-house training. We're very proud to have been able to continue to run our successful training courses and workshops throughout the past year, using a new online format. We appreciate everyone for their continued support of our training department and look forward to continuing to share skills and knowledge with new and old faces. Scroll down to see feedback on recent training, descriptions of the courses we offer and how to sign up to be the first to hear about upcoming training. Our 2 hour workshops are usually attended by professionals or carers, but are suitable for anyone looking to learn more about self-harm and supporting people. However, it is worth being aware that our courses cover sensitive material and participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences to the training. 2 Hour Online Workshops Exploring: Self-Harm in Context – consider what leads a person to use self-harm, building empathy and understanding so that you can respond helpfully Virtually Listening– build confidence in supporting people by phone, text, zoom and email during times of increased remote support Self-help for Anyone – explore your own support needs, in order to learn best practice when sensitively introducing harm-minimisation approaches for self-harm Dates for 2021 workshops can be found here. Register your interest here or email [email protected] "In-House" Self-Harm Training Our face-to-face self-harm training courses are currently suspended due to Covid-19. In response we have developed two half-day online courses for small groups of up to 10 participants. Follow the links below for more information and a course outline: Self-Harm in Context for teams - considering what self-harm is, why people might hurt themselves, as well as providing space to think about what a helpful response to someone who has hurt themselves might be. Building empathy and understanding with clients labelled ‘Borderline’ - exploring beneath labels, participants are provided with an opportunity to consider what life experiences and realities might lead to a ‘borderline personality disorder’ diagnosis and how this might impact on individuals dealing with related issues. Hidden Pain: Supporting people with learning disabilities who self-injure - an introduction to understanding self-harm, learn about why people say they self-injure and how and why this might present differently in people with learning disabilities. Learn about what people with learning disabilities who self-harm say helps them, and consider ways we can better support people who self-injure. We can also arrange more bespoke online training around the specific needs of your team. The cost for a half-day (3 hour) training course for your team is £600 for up to 12 attendees. This includes copies of all the materials used in the delivery of the course, a workbook to consolidate your learning afterwards, and a certificate of attendance for each participant. We are pleased to be able to offer a discount of 50% for any organisation who wants to purchase training for a group that is made up primarily of volunteers or peer support workers. There may be occasional funding that makes it possible to offer fully subsidised courses. Details of these opportunities will be advertised on the website if and when they become available. Click here or email [email protected] to make an enquiry and arrange a chat about your requirements – we would love to hear from you. Self injury Support has 30 years’ experience in delivering high quality self-harm training to a wide variety of settings and participants. Our approach is participative and reflective, and is focused on bringing the voice of people who use self-harm into the room, building empathy and confidence for supporters. Here are some examples of the great feedback we've received from our previous training and workshops: "thoughtful, fresh perspective" "re-booted my empathy drive" "brilliant chance to discuss our experiences and share best practice with people with a huge variety of professional and lived experience" "great ideas on handling conversations respectfully and sensitively" "really challenged my thinking of the subject and how as supporters of women the approach we have needs to change. I believe we can do this." "engaging and interactive" "valuable, informative info which we'll be able to put into practice, alongside supportive and inclusive delivery, considerate for our wellbeing" Click here to sign up to our mailing list for up-to-date information on upcoming events and course dates.