Understanding Self Harm
Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. A person may use physical pain as a way of distracting themselves from emotional pain, giving them temporary relief. Written in partnership with the School and Public Health Nurses Association, the purpose of this course is to help you understand why someone self-harms and know how to support the individual.
- What is self harm?
- Types of self harm
- How do people self harm?
- Physical and psychological risks
- Reasons for self harming
- Self harm myths
- Recognising signs and symptoms
- Self help (including understanding patterns, distraction and delay)
- Moving forward with self help
- Treatment and support (including NICE guidelines, CBT/DBT/PDT, support groups)
- Sources of further information and advice
Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.