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Understanding Self Harm

Understanding Self Harm Half Day provides the understanding and skills to support someone who self injures, or who is at risk of self injuring.


Understanding Self Harm Half is aimed at professionals working with children and young people who self injure or who are at risk of self harming. These skills are transferable to working with adults.  You will learn: 


  • Understand self injury and risk factors 

  • Learn how to respond to self injury disclosures or discovery in a positive and supportive manner

  • Understand alternative strategies and responses for people who self injure                                                                                                                          

  • Understand the harm minimisation approach

  • Understand the importance of safeguarding and safeguarding policies                                                                                                                                                                                                         


This training is aimed at professionals working with children and young people and includes frank discussions around self injury.  If you are a parent looking for support around this topic, please contact us at for support offers dedicated to parents. 


Delivery Method: 

This course is taught virtually, on the Webex platform. It is instructor led and requires regular interaction from learners. You will need access to the internet, a webcam, a speaker or headphones, and a microphone to fully participate. Webcams must be kept on at all times. 

While Lancashire Mind are not IT professionals, there is extra time built in at the start of the training session to resolve joining difficulties. A Supporter will also be available throughout the training session to assist learners with accessing the course and to monitor their wellbeing. 


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