To many professionals, parents, and young people self-harm and suicide are highly-sensitive subjects. Misunderstandings and stigma mean we, as teachers, are often uncertain and worried about the best ways to help and support young people who self-harm and have suicidal ideation.
This course will help you to understand self-harm and develop practical strategies to boost children and young people’s resilience, enabling you to provide effective support for people who need help. Self-harm can be a precursor to suicide, which is why both topics are covered in this course.
This half-day course will run on the same day as Dr Nijabat's Building Resilience course: attend both sessions for the special rate of £280 + VAT.
Please note that a version of this course can be delivered to parents and pupils at your school.
Myths and stigma associated with self harm and suicide
Different types of self-harm: their causes and effects
The main ‘drivers’ behind the mindset of self-harmers and potential suicide choosers
How to open up the communication channels
Factors that can lead to and prevent the development of self-harm and suicidal thoughts in children and young people
How bullying affects mental health-self harm and suicidal thoughts
A deep look at ‘bullying’, ‘banter’ and ‘motivation’
Medically sound self-harm and suicide risk assessment tools
The culture inside and outside school
Informing parents, helping pupils and upskilling staff, and creating a school link between all of these parts
Introducing a whole-school policy and practice that can work
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