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Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness

The self-harm workshop is suitable for any adults in regular contact with young people and children, adding to the foundation knowledge required for a whole setting approach to mental health. 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 mental health professionals, this two hour workshop provides a foundation of knowledge around the issue of self harm and suicide in young people. It explores risk and protective factors with the aim of empowering staff through understanding and skills. Practical tips and strategies will leave delegates feeling better equipped and more confident to identify and help those that need support.

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 and suicidal ideation
  • To gain a better understanding of suicide
  • To discuss how settings 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.

Read more information on our Level 2 Distance Learning Enhancing Training page.


Prices start from just £440 for a whole staff, two hour workshop, with bespoke packages and discounts on larger numbers available.  Individual places costing £49 per person can also be booked on our open courses where applicable.  Please contact us for more details.


  • “Very good session” – Family Support Worker
  • “Tough subject, 2 hours was just right” – Family Worker