AIM: Understanding Self-Harm Training is a 1-day programme which aims to develop Participants' knowledge and understanding of self-harm and the reasons underlying such behaviour. The program also helps participants consider the needs of people who self-harm.
CONTENT: By completing Understanding Self-Harm Training Participants will: Be informed of definitions of self-harm and consider its relationship with suicide Understand the prevalence of self-harm across different age groups and genders
Be familiar with the functions, motivations and meanings underlying self- harm
Demonstrate improved sensitivity and awareness of the needs of people who self-harm
Be aware of possible interventions and helpful responses in responding to people who self-harm
FOR WHOM: This workshop is suitable for Nurses, Social Workers, Gardai Counselors, Community Volunteers, Teachers, Youth Workers, Residential Workers, Child Care staff, etc.
METHOD: The programme involves an interactive style, including PowerPoint presentation, DVD clips, case study examples and small group discussions.
On completion of the Workshop, Participants will receive:
• Copy of slides presented throughout the Workshop
• Certificate of Attendance
• List of local, regional and national resources
This training may be eligible for CPD points from your accrediting body. Please contact them directly for further details.
RECOMMENDATION: As the Understanding Self Harm training can be challenging and sensitive in nature it is not recommended to attend for anyone who may have been bereaved or affected by a suicide within the last 12 months.
For information or support:
Free individual counselling, therapy and support for people who self-harm or are thinking about suicide and people who have been bereaved by suicide.
Freephone 1800 247 247, or Text HELP to 51444
Samaritans services are available 24 hours a day, for confidential, non-judgmental support. Freephone 116 123
A free, 24/7 service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through mental health or emotional crisis.
Free-text HELLO to 50808
Your Mental Health information line
The Your Mental Health information line is a phone service you can call any time to get information on:
• the mental health supports and services available to you, and
• how to access different services provided by the HSE and services they fund.
Freephone 1800 111 888
Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service
The Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service is a free, confidential service that provides assistance and support to families and individuals after the loss of a loved one to suicide. Details for the SBLO in your area are available here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/nosp/suicide-bereavement-liaison-officers/
• The training is free but booking is essential.
• Time keeping is really important. Registration is at 9.15am and the workshop
begins at 9.30am sharp.
• This training is for over 18s only.