Self-harm DVD

Author: selfharmUK

Product Type: DVD

Price: £16.00

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About this product

Since its release in 2010, Talking about Self-harm has been used in schools, youth groups and a range of other contexts around the UK as a discussion starter for teenagers. Comprising four short films and some accompanying curriculum resources, the DVD was created using the full involvement of a group of young people who had struggled with the issues discussed in it. This 15-minute DVD includes four short films:

  • Getting ready
  • Standing up
  • Hear me
  • What's happening?

An outstanding resource to help young people in a range of contexts open up about the issue of self-harm, whether they're friends or relatives of a harmer, or are struggling with the issue personally.

Staff Review

Review by:

Ruth Bennett

Interested in growth, learning and collaboration.

Approaching sensitive issues with young people can be a minefield. This DVD provides a myriad of excellent ways to engage young people with the issue of self-harm in a tactful and appropriate manner.

At the heart of this resource are 4 beautifully and professionally made short films around the subject of self harm. Although these narratives are hard hitting and thought provoking, the accompanying resources provide fantastic ideas and discussion starters to be able to use the films with groups of young people, in school or in a youth group setting.

There are detailed teachers notes with each lesson plan that help even the least experienced adult to work appropriately with the material.

The teaching package gives sample lesson plans and printable worksheets exploring how different people deal with their emotions. It will enable teenagers to think through how they deal with their own emotions and reflect upon how they might deal with them even better.

This resource is not just for use with young people who self-harm. It is designed to get all young people thinking about how they deal with their emotions and to help them understand why some people turn to self-harm as their coping mechanism.

This excellent resource is informative and sensitive as well as being expertly produced. I would recommend it wholeheartedly to any youth worker or teacher wanting to explore the issue of self-harm with older teenagers.

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