Self harm and suicide are distinct and separate acts with differing motivational factors.

Self harm is usually a coping mechanism and is more about staying alive, while someone may choose suicide to end physical or emotional pain or perhaps they have no solution to a problem.

This Self Harm & Suicide Awareness training course aims to raise awareness and understanding of these areas, both from a general and individuals view point. Attendees will be better equipped to consider events from an individual’s history, factors that might precipitate vulnerability and the function of such behaviours, to create an environment for motivational change.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Perceptions and personal reactions
  • Identification
  • Statistics
  • Experiences and circumstances that can lead to self-harm and suicidal tendencies
  • Dispel some of the myths and reinforce facts
  • Distractions, avoidance techniques and interventions
  • Appropriate planning, monitoring and review of incidents
  • Effects of self-harm to individual and staff
  • Anger management and self-affirmation
  • Helping and approaching distressed individuals (an action plan)
  • Risk assessment and re-enforcing the importance of communication
  • Resources, help and advice

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Level: 2

Max attendees: 15

Course length: 1 day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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For more information about this course, please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969 – or send us an email using the button below.

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I now have a lot more empathy & understanding towards this type of behaviour.