Self Harm and Young People Training Day – 20th November 2014

What this training day provides?

This training concentrates on self harm from the perspective of young people. Harmless are a specialist service and leading organisation in the field of self harm and have years of experience of working with those aged under 18 years old. This training day gives delegates from a broad range of professional arenas an opportunity to get a detailed overview from the experts about self harm and working with young people who self harm.

This training would be suitable for anyone who works with young people or who may come in to contract with young people who self harm or at risk of self harm.

It will aim to enhance understanding and skills to be able to make a positive difference to the life of someone who is self harming, and looks to ensure that we feel more comfortable and confident about working with people who self harm.

Learning Outcomes

  • What self harm is, and who it effects
  • What causes young people to self harm and some of the myths around self harm
  • What can be done to support and help young people who self harm
  • Managing the impact of self harm as an individual and a workplace
  • Useful interventions for working with young people who self harm and promoting empowerment
  • Managing and assessing risk

Date: 20th November 2014

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Venue: Nottingham Community and Voluntary Centre

To book your place, click here

New Self Harm and Young People Training Dates

Self Harm and Young People Training Day – 15th September 2014

What this training day provides?

This training concentrates on self harm from the perspective of young people. Harmless are a specialist service and leading organisation in the field of self harm and have years of experience of working with those aged under 18 years old. This training day gives delegates from a broad range of professional arenas an opportunity to get a detailed overview from the experts about self harm and working with young people who self harm.

This training would be suitable for anyone who works with young people or who may come in to contract with young people who self harm or at risk of self harm.

It will aim to enhance understanding and skills to be able to make a positive difference to the life of someone who is self harming, and looks to ensure that we feel more comfortable and confident about working with people who self harm.

Learning Outcomes

  • What self harm is, and who it effects
  • What causes young people to self harm and some of the myths around self harm
  • What can be done to support and help young people who self harm
  • Managing the impact of self harm as an individual and a workplace
  • Useful interventions for working with young people who self harm and promoting empowerment
  • Managing and assessing risk

Venue:  Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham

To find out more about this training and to book a place please, click here or email training@harmless.org.uk

 

Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Work in Nottingham Colleges

As part of the ongoing efforts of the Tomorrow Project in the community, our representatives introduced our self harm and suicide prevention work at a local Nottingham college where key strategies of prevention, intervention and postvention were discussed.

The format of the Tomorrow Project  is delivered via a flexible programme of:

  • Staff training sessions ,
  • PSHE style workshops ,
  • Informal support
  • Parent information sessions
  • Information stands

The response of college personnel to this work which has been commissioned by the Nottingham CCG was very favourable.

Harmless and the Tomorrow Project  continues to raise awareness of our work of information sharing, challenging stigma of mental health issues, and supporting individuals identified as being at risk of self harm or suicide.

For further information  please refer to the websites:

www.tomorrowproject.org.uk

www.harmless.org.uk

 

 Email:

info@harmless.org.uk

Harmless Team Give Their Thoughts on Recent Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescence Research Day

Recently, representatives from the Harmless team attended the Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescence Research Day at the University of Bristol. The aim of the day was to showcase research, identify unresolved research questions, foster collaborations and share experiences and gave Harmless a great opportunity to present the work we do on a national scale.

A member of the Harmless Team, Val, said “David Klonskey provided us with some food for thought on ‘Understanding Suicide towards an Ideation to Action.’ Questioning what predicts progression from ideation to suicide. He proposed that with risk factors including mood disorder, a history of self harm, anxiety disorder and loss of relationship, job or financial loss confer a desire. However, when there was a change in other factors such as stressors increasing, having fewer reasons to live and there being less fear, all hasten the transitions from ideation to attempts. Suicidal ideation develops with two necessary conditions such as when pain and hopelessness increases. When a person’s pain becomes greater than their connectedness to others, this can be a prediction to suicide.” 

The day also involved in depth discussion around the treatment of self harm in adolescents, causes and consequences. Our trainer, Satveer, was able to provide an insightful presentation from a service user perspective and promote the positive improvement that Harmless’ clinical interventions have on those who access our service.

Overall, the research day provided vital insight into self harm and suicide in adolescents and positive steps in moving forward and working collaboratively across the country.

 

 

Self harm training dates for 2013

New dates announced for self harm training to be held in Nottingham.

The first date in 2013 is to be held in January. To book your place click here

The training will develop your understanding of self harm and enhance skills for working with a diverse range of people that self harm.

The training is run by a CPD accredited trainer. For enquiries email us

Self harm training for mental health professionals

Harmless today will be delivering self harm training to Derby City and Derby County mental health professionals. We hope that we say gives people a better understanding of self harm, but moreso that it enables their confidence and compassion in working with those that self harm.