What is it like to work for Harmless? Our trainer writes about her experiences delivering self harm training

Over the upcoming weeks, members of the Harmless team will write about their experiences of working for our organisation. The first of these posts is written by our trainer, Satveer, who has spoken about her experience of delivering self harm training to the school she first attended as a student:

”This week marked the beginning of the delivery of sessions in the Rushcliffe borough to secondary school teachers and parents regarding self-harm education. I delivered a session with staff from The Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team to staff at a school in the area, the first of what we hope will be many.

For me this was a surreal experience as I used to be a pupil at this school and my self-harm began while I was a pupil there, struggling to cope with family problems. This was a fantastic opportunity to go back and show the staff who had taught me just how far I had come. In me having this opportunity it really encompasses Harmless’s work, empowering service users and showing there can be a positive, successful future after self-harm.

The verbal feedback after the session was excellent with some saying it was the best training they have been on. More sessions to come at other schools in the borough and with parents that we hope will be just as inspirational and productive.

Satveer Nijjar, Trainer, Harmless”

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