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Our 5-hour Self-harm Equipping and Supporting Workshop is ideal for those who want to a foundational understanding of self-harm along with developing the practical skills to run a support session with a young person, and develop a self-harm policy for their organisation.

Course Info


12 March 2020


10AM - 4PM




Youthscape, 74 Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2EY










Luton Station


Parking available close to venue (charges apply)

If you have any questions about this course please contact Mulkina on 01582 748901 or email [email protected]



Self-Harm Equipping Day & Supporting Workshop (March)



Who’s it for?

  • School pastoral staff, teachers and senior managers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Others working with young people

Course outline

This full day training programme begins by giving you a clear understanding of self-harm and young people: the causes, types of harm and triggers. You’ll gain insights into the prevalence of self-harm across the UK and what kinds of interventions are being most effective. Building on this knowledge, this practical session will teach you how to work one-to-one with a young person. You’ll learn how respond to their disclosure of harming, how to work with them to understand their feelings and what’s causing their behaviour, and how to help them find alternative ways of coping to self-harm. The session also includes detailed guidance on how to develop a school-wide policy on self-harm that meets current legislation and good practice. Sample templates are included and there’s advice about how to go about implementing a policy that’s understood and used by all staff and students.

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of the causes and types of self-harm, including triggers
  • An overview of the latest research on self-harm in young people
  • How to respond to a disclosure from a young person
  • Alternative coping strategies for young people to deal with overwhelming emotions
  • How to support a young person who is self-harming and where to get further help
  • Practical workshop session on support materials
  • Opportunity to develop a self-harm policy for your organisation

All delegates receive a training pack containing a range of ready-to-use worksheets and resources, a Certificate of Attendance, and 10% off all Youthscape resources purchased on the day.

"Fantastic training, very well-presented. Extremely friendly and approachable trainer. Their knowledge was excellent."

Sarah Hopkin

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