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E-Learning: Self-Harm (30 mins)

Event/course Code SCB 18/341
Event/course type E-Learning (Interactive session accessed by computer)
Number of sessions 1  
Event/course summary Please ignore the event date and time. A benefit of e-learning is that you are able to complete this training at any time or place from a computer with internet access. Child and adolescent psychiatrists have seen an alarming increase in cases of self-harm in young people – it has been estimated that about 1 in 10 young people will self-harm at some point. This insightful course covers the subject from a variety of angles.
Aims The course is split into two modules: An Introduction, and How to Respond. You will learn the risk factors, the common reasons why somebody might self-harm, and how to respond to any young person who you suspect may be self-harming. The course also discusses how to approach the issue in schools and how healthcare professionals can feel better prepared to help the young people they come into contact with. 
Learning outcomes - skills and knowledge Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a good working knowledge of:

  • How and why young people self-harm

  • The common risk factors and who is at risk

  • The common misconceptions about self-harm, and people’s attitudes towards it

  • The importance of taking all instances of self-harm seriously

  • How to approach someone you think may be self-harming

  • What schools should do to address self-harm

  • When it is necessary to refer someone for professional help

  • How someone who has self-harmed should be treated in a healthcare setting

  • The online dangers for those who self-harm

  • Strategies that can be used to avoid or minimise the incidence of or damage caused by self-harm

Intended impact on practice Upon completion of this course you will have learnt the risk factors, the common reasons why somebody might self-harm, and how to respond to any young person who you suspect may be self-harming.
Additional event/course information Once your manager has approved your request for this training you will receive an email within 7 days from the e-learning website (hosted by Me Learning) with your logon details. It is an expectation for the training to be completed within 6 weeks of receiving the course confirmation. Upon successful completion of this course you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives. The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide. The e-learning has sound, but you can complete the training without it if your IT equipment does not enable you to hear it.

Your access to the training may be withdrawn if it is not completed within 12 months.
Who is this event for? The course is for anyone who works with, or has regular contact with, children and young people. It explains the common reasons why a young person might self-harm and how to respond when you suspect somebody is self-harming. It also explains best practice for approaching the subject in education and healthcare settings. This is course is primarily for:

  • Education staff, including head teachers and governors

  • Healthcare staff

  • Care workers, social workers, and managers

  • Other professional organisations, community groups and faith organisations

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Trainers Not Applicable
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Subject Areas Adolescents / Anti-bullying / Assessment / BAME / Behaviour & Attendance / Child Protection / Corporate Parenting / Early Help / Engaging Children & Families / Escorting Children & Young People / Evaluation & Assessment / Family Assessment / Family Support / Identity / Information Sharing / Looked after Children / Mental Health / Parenting / PSHE / Psychology / Safeguarding (Children & Young People) / Social Care / Social Work (Children & Young People) / Team Around the Child / Young Carers / Young People / Youth Work
Event/course administrator Paola Di Martino (
Event/course organiser Carline Benoit
Event/course costs
Richmond and Wandsworth statutory organisation and Wandsworth school£0.00
Wandsworth voluntary or community organisation and Richmond voluntary or community organisation (adult services)£0.00
Wandsworth private, independent or academy school / organisation and Richmond private organisation (adult services)£15.00
Out of Wandsworth borough school or organisation (children's services) / out of Richmond and Wandsworth organisation (adult services)£15.00
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