‘Understanding Self Harm’ training 2019

For Whom:

The training is suitable for people who work with young people such as youth worker, teachers, residential care staff, Gardaí, and people in caring professions and parents, concerned members of the public, people who work in alcohol and addiction services, those who work with homeless people and people who work with those recovering from mental illness.


The aim of the programme is to:

* Develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-harm

* Develop participants’ knowledge of the reasons underlying self-harm behaviour

* Consider the needs of people who self-harm

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes include:

* Improved knowledge, awareness and understanding of self-harm

  • what it is
  • what leads people to self-harm
  • its relationship to suicide

* Positive approaches to engaging with and caring for someone who self-harms

* Understanding of the prevalence of self-harm across different age groups and genders

* Familiarisation with the causes, reasons for and functions of self-harm

* Improved sensitivity and awareness of the needs of people who self-harm

* Awareness of treatments and helpful responses to people who self-harm


The programme involves an interactive style, including PowerPoint presentation, DVD clips, case study examples and small group discussions.

Forthcoming Training dates: 2019

Weds 23rd October 2019, Sligo

Thurs 14th November 2019, Carrick on Shannon

For bookings or further information contact: Belinda Taylor, Health Promotion 071 9135061