Supporting Young People Who Self-Harm


In order to support a young person who engages in self-harm, it is important that you have a basic understanding of why they engaged in this behaviour, and they couldn't find another way to express their:

  • Pain, and

  • Anguish

The Supporting Young People Who Self-Harm course allows delegates to explore the causes of self-harm and provides methods and practices that can be used in supporting a young person who engages in it.  It covers both the links and differences between self-harm and suicide and advises on intervention and treatment.

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Why Choose This Course

Exploring the effects of working with a Young Person who Self-Harms, the training that the course provides covers procedures such as:

  • Understanding the reasons why young people self-harm

  • How to support young people who have self harm, and

  • How to minimise the harm they have caused

The training explores social attitudes and the effects of working with or caring for a Young Person who Self-Harms.  Participants will learn more about supporting people who self-harm, understanding why they do it and how to get it under control with techniques such as harm minimisation.

"It made me think 'outside the box' and I liked the way how all comments were valued."

- M.C. - Adullam Homes Bury Floating Support

Learning Outcomes

Through this course, learners will be able to:

~ Understand what self-harm is, its causes with regards to Young People and the wider sociological effect it can have

~ Disepl some commonly-held beliefs about Young People who Self-Harm

~ Use best practices when working with Young People who Self-Harm

Target Audience

Key Target Audiences For This Course Include:

~ Staff and volunteers delivering front-line services for Young People

~ Groups of teaching staff in schools and colleges who need to increase their awareness of the issues

~ Young people themselves,possibly with the support of their mentors, in an appropriate supportive environment

 Course Details

Duration of course: One Day

 All our attendance certificates are professionally printed and endorsed by our provision awards.

Cost: £550 per course 

excluding VAT

Price is based on a group of 12 Students, with a £55.00 charge for each additional student.  The maximum number of delegates is venue dependent.

 If you would like to know more about this course, then please fill out the form to the right.  Enter your contact details and your query in the message box and click on send - our trainer will then get in touch.