Understanding Self-harm is a three hour interactive workshop. It is designed for anyone 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. There is also a link between self-harming and suicide. The 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
- The myths
- Your role in supporting someone who self-harms
- Support Services
- First Aid for Self-harming
The delegate pack includes information on starting difficult conversations and support services aimed at young people and adults. Web addresses and mobile phone apps are also listed. Whilst Understanding Self-harm does not promote self-harming and encourages alternative healthier coping methods, it recognises that it does happen and includes guidance on First Aid for Self-harm.
Other InformationTea & Coffee will be provided.
When & Where
FDAMH Training Academy
FDAMH Training Academy provides expert training courses to people across Scotland on the subject of mental health and wellbeing.
Aiming to reduce the stigma attached to mental health, and educate people across the country on how to improve and maintain their wellbeing, FDAMH Training Academy offers courses on a range of subjects; from Mindfulness for Wellbeing , through to Understanding Eating Disorders, Introduction to Counselling Skills and Keeping Yourself Mentally Well workshops.
To date, FDAMH Training Academy has helped more than 900 delegates deepen their knowledge of mental health, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to build their confidence and further their personal growth.
FDAMH Training Academy was originally established in August 2015 under FDAMH, Falkirk’s Mental Health Association.
For more information please visit: www.fdamh.org.uk/academy