Self-harm and suicidality


There is increasing concern as to the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people and self-harming and suicidal behaviour causes particular concerns. This training day will provide current statistical data, definitions, models and best practice interventions. There is a focus on interaction and discussion.

Teaching Methods

Course material provided will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by power point slides. There is a strong emphasis on practice skills and development and group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from and for practice development.

Length of Course

This is a one day training course lasting four to six hours depending on organisational and attendee needs and requirements.


Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart

Group Size

Minimum group size 6. Can be taught to up to 30 at one time.

Who will benefit/target audience

This training day is will be of significant use and helpfulness to anyone working with children and young people in a range of contexts and particularly traumatised, vulnerable and hard to reach populations.

No previous knowledge of self-harm and suicidality is required and this course can be offered at a variety of levels.

Main benefits

To understand the concepts of self-harm and suicidality including our own feelings and responses. To look at models of self-harm and suicidality and best practice interventions.


The power point presentation will be made available after the training

A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the power point

Other Related or Connected Courses

Lead Associate/Associate Skills, Knowledge

MA level professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience of attachment theory and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists and related health professionals.

Next Steps

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