Self-Harm Awareness Training

Deep dive into self-harm

Crumpled piece of paper with words Self Harm.

Discover the wide range of ways people might self-harm – not just those stereotyped on TV

This course aims to have a deep dive into self-harm and how you can spot self-harm and help support the person you are working with. This course also looks at the wide range of ways people might self-harm, beyond what is first thought of by most people.

Course content

Self-harm is a vast topic, and its depth is not always fully understood. There are a number of reasons why and ways someone might self-harm and it is vital that you are aware of more than just the cutting that is often stereotyped on TV.

  • What is self-harm
  • Look at current self-harm statistics
  • Ways people might self-harm
  • The self-harm cycle
  • Why might someone be vulnerable to self-harm
  • Reasons why someone might self-harm
  • Recognising the signs
  • Starting the conversation and communication
  • Coping strategies
  • Myths
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Recovery

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Who is this course designed for?

This course is for anyone who works with children, young people or those in residential homes with complex needs e.g. autism. Nurses, carers, parents, managers and more can benefit from this training.

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Course duration

Three and a half hours with a short break.

Training Course Feedback

I feel more knowledgeable about the reasons why they do what they do. The training course gives a good knowledge base to think outside the box. Puts the stigmas to bed.

It was very insightful and fun, giving tools to use in my workplace.

Terri Hadfield

Very insightful

Course outcome

After completing the course, delegates will have a good understanding of self-harm and the different forms that it could take, beyond what is often first thought of when thinking of self-harm. The delegates will also have a deeper understanding of why some people do self-harm and what is needed to help the person onto their road to recovery. This training enables delgates to spot self-harm and give them methods to start communication with that person, opening a door the person who is self-harming may have previously thought was closed.

Ways to study

Self-harm awareness is available as an in-person or online (via Zoom or Teams) course. The course content can be tailored to match the needs of specific policies and procedures.

Self-harm Awareness Training fees

£495 + VAT and travel where applicable for up to 20 participants.

Why use Momentum People?

Momentum People’s training courses introduce diverse coaching and training styles using a holistic approach to ensure personal sustainability as well as practical knowledge and upskilling.

Specialist behaviour, communication and business strategy disciplines blend with pharmaceutical expertise to ensure courses are engaging, fun and hands-on.

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