Working Collaboratively with people with learning disabilities who self-injure

Self Injury Support
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This one day training course is based on the findings of the Hidden Pain? Project, the first UK wide research study looking at the experiences of people with learning disabilities who self-injure. The research was carried out by Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) and the Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol. The researchers asked people with learning disabilities who injure themselves about their own experiences of self-injury. The training is designed to enable you to understand self-injury and people with learning disabilities and to develop helpful, supportive responses.

Course aims

  • To define self-injury
  • Understand self-injury within the context of people’s lives
  • Identify circumstances that may contribute to a person self-injuring
  • Develop practical skills in supporting someone who self-injures
  • Understand some of the feelings which are experienced before self-injury
  • Identify helpful responses to a person feeling like self-injuring
  • Review our own responses to people who self-injure

The training involves watching film clips from the Hidden Pain? DVD giving accounts of the experiences of people with learning disabilities who took part in the research.

Fantastic training with a good range of practical tools.” Volunteer, Just People

Trainer was very good, clear, helpful and listened to all group discussions. Thank you.” Support Worker, Chailey Foundation

Dates available on arrangement

Self Injury Support can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

This training day is currently available ‘in-house’ throughout the U.K. and Ireland and can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation. If you have a group who would benefit from this training and would like us to come to you, phone 0117 9279600 or email
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