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Addictions and Self-Harm Awareness
Wed 26 April 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
Peer Support Workers and volunteers may have a personal experience of alcohol/drugs abuse, self-harm, suicide and eating challenges. Many people who benefit from Peer Support will also be struggling with these issues.
In this workshop we use professional and personal experience to introduce the topic of addictions. When people are facing traumatic events or stressful situations, they may self-medicate using drugs or alcohol, they may try to exercise control through food intake and/or engaging in self-harming behaviours such as cutting, burning or taking risks.
The aim of this workshop is to help you understand why people may engage in these behaviours.
You will learn how to assess risk, negotiate risk and support people effectively.