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.
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FDAMH Training Academy
FDAMH Training Academy aims to help prevent mental health problems and support early intervention when they arise, reducing the significant impacts of mental ill health across the community and enhancing the life chances of all.
FDAMH Training Academy is a social enterprise from Falkirk's Mental Health Association (FDAMH). FDAMH has over 30 years of experience working with people and families affected by the impact of mental illness. We are also experienced in training and supporting volunteers.