Introduction to Self-Harm

The self-harm workshop is suitable for any adults in regular contact with young people who are self-harming. Recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of children and young adults who are self-harming. Rates in the East of England are higher than the national average and there is an increase in hospital admissions resulting from acts of self harm.  This workshop addresses some of the myths around self-harm and is based on the latest research to increase your confidence in working with young people in your setting.


Course summary


Delivered by clinical professionals, this two hour workshop explores why children and young people self-harm and how to recognize signs of self-harm. The workshop will help to dispel some of the myths that are associated with self-harm and provide practical tools that staff can share with their setting to effectively support children and young people to help them engage with learning. Delegates will leave feeling better equipped and more confident to identify those that need support and offer solutions. They will also have an opportunity to review their current self-harm policy at the workshop to consider whether it sufficiently addresses the needs of their setting.


This course also forms part of our three day Mental Health Champions Train the Trainer programme. Click here for more information.


Learning Outcomes


  • To gain a better understanding of what self-harm is and why young people may self-harm
  • To gain confidence in recognising the signs, and managing disclosures, of self-harm
  • To discuss how schools can support young people in this area


Added Benefits


To give more people the opportunity to develop their understanding, we have teamed up with The Skills Network to offer all schools that purchase our Whole Staff programmes the opportunity to access additional Level 2 Distance Learning courses in a variety of related topics. Not only can school staff benefit from the accredited programmes, but parents can also access them – FREE of charge! Click here for more information.




Prices start from just £400 for a whole staff, two hour workshop, with bespoke packages and discounts on larger numbers available.  Individual places costing £35 per person can also be booked on our open courses where applicable.  See the ‘Contact Us’ section below for more details.



“Very good session” – Family Support Worker

“Tough subject, 2 hours was just right” – Family Worker


Contact Us


To book your own course, please call 01733 373187 or email For the latest open course dates, visit our Training Courses and Workshops page.