Working with Young People who Self Harm

This course raises awareness of the issues identified in "Truth Hurts" A report into self-harm among young people, following a national inquiry by the Camelot Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation.

Target Group

  • Staff working in Education, Foster Carers
  • Social Workers, Health Professionals
  • Personal Assistants, Independent and Voluntary Organisations

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Describe what self-harm is
  • Describe the individual and environmental factors associated with self-harm and young people
  • Recognise high risk groups
  • Understand the reasons young people may self-harm and the possible functions the behaviour serves
  • Identify ways you may be able to support a young person who self-harms

Training Level

  • Basic


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  • 1 Day

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