E-Learning - Self Harm

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Eligibility and Audience

This is a E-Learning Course run by Me Learning

The course is for anyone who works with, or has regular contact with, children and young people. It explains the common reasons why a young person might self-harm and how to respond when you suspect somebody is self-harming. It also explains best practice for approaching the subject in education and healthcare settings.

This is course is primarily for:

  • Education staff, including head teachers and governors
  • Healthcare staff
  • Care workers, social workers, and managers
  • Other professional organisations, community groups and faith organisations
  • Parents and other family members
  • (This course is primarily aimed at parents and/or carers of children and young people in West Sussex but other family members over 18 are also very welcome)

Course Overview

The course is split into two modules: An Introduction, and How to Respond.

You will learn the risk factors, the common reasons why somebody might self-harm, and how to respond to any young person who you suspect may be self-harming.

The course also discusses how to approach the issue in schools and how healthcare professionals can feel better prepared to help the young people they come into contact with.

On completion of the course, you will automatically get a certificate, containing your name, CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a good working knowledge of:

  • How and why young people self-harm
  • The common risk factors and who is at risk
  • The common misconceptions about self-harm, and people’s attitudes towards it
  • The importance of taking all instances of self-harm seriously
  • How to approach someone you think may be self-harming
  • What schools should do to address self-harm
  • When it is necessary to refer someone for professional help
  • How someone who has self-harmed should be treated in a healthcare setting
  • The online dangers for those who self-harm
  • Strategies that can be used to avoid or minimise the incidence of or damage caused by self-harm

Accessing the course

Please self-register for this course using the link below

You will be asked to add a registration key.

Please enter WSMIND in the registration key box.

Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering as this will be used to give you access to the course. You will be emailed by Me Learning once your access has been granted.

Once you have access, please go to the 'My Library' section and you will there be able to register for a course.

You may register for as many as you like.

In-House Courses

In House courses are a cost-effective way of training a whole team in your own venue, on a date that works for you. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs on:

07943 999792

We hope you enjoy the course!

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