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Understanding Self-harm l 11th May
Thu 11 May 2017, 13:30 – 16:30 BST
A three-hour interactive workshop, Understanding Self-harm is designed for anyone who is wishing to broaden their knowledge of self-harming or who is involved with someone who self-harms and wishes to offer them support.
Self-harming can be a secretive behaviour that sometimes has fatal consequences, with a proven link between self-harming and suicide in some cases. This course touches briefly on these statistics and encourages participants not be afraid to have the conversation about what is ‘going on’ with their family member, friend, student or employee.
Understanding Self-harm delivers an interactive experience in a safe environment, increasing understanding of:
What self-harming is
Who does it
Why they do it
The methods that some people use
The warning signs
The potential physical, psychological and behavioural effects
Your role in supporting someone who self-harms
First Aid for Self-harming
The student pack includes information on starting difficult conversations and support services aimed at young people and adults. Understanding Self-harm does not promote self-harming and encourages alternative healthier coping methods, however in recognising that it does happen the course also includes guidance on First Aid for Self-harm.
After taking part in the training previous delegates have said: "I've now gained the confidence to ask all of the relevant and suitable questions and how to respond. I also learned that self-harm is not just cutting and done by females."
"I learned how to approach the subject of self-harm and the different interventions available."
"I gained further knowledge and confidence for what I do on a day to day basis at work."
Interested in attending this course but can't make it this time around? Email the FDAMH Training Academy team on email@example.com, or call 01324 671600, to express your interest in the next course.
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Falkirk's Mental Health Association (FDAMH)
The Victoria Centre
173 Victoria Road