Training & Resources Self-Harm Training New and Updated Self-Harm Training Note: our training courses for 2020 are now complete. 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 all of our 2021 workshops coming soon! 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. We can also arrange more bespoke online training around the specific needs of your team. 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.