Self harm and suicide intervention

Drawing on lived experience, feedback and evidence based guidance, develop your awareness and identify good practice in responding to individuals who self harm and individuals who have thoughts of suicide. Gain information about self harm, background factors and functions, and consider implications for support. Recognise what’s different about self harming behaviour and suicide intent, and where there is a connection related to risk. Develop approaches to engaging with individuals who have thoughts of suicide to promote their safety, and reflect on the support needs of workers responding to people in crisis.

Course aims:

This is a day of two parts:

  • To develop understanding of self harm and responses that are helpful.
  • To increase confidence in talking about suicide and planning for safety with individuals who have thoughts of suicide.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

  • Develop understanding about self harm and reflect on the challenges for staff and volunteers when providing support.
  • Think about helpful responses, drawing on the views of people who use self harm and up to date evidenced based guidance.
  • Recognise the difference between self harming behaviours and suicidal thinking and also the links with potential risk for some individuals.
  • Increase confidence in talking about suicide with individuals.
  • Consider suicide risk and how to respond, drawing on evidenced based suicide first response strategies.

Maximum group size: 16 people

Competences: MH14.2013, NHS KSF HWB2

Dates available on arrangement

The Training Exchange can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

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