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Understanding Self-Harm Training


  • Date:
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  • Tutor:
    Josephine Rigney, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention - Laois/Offaly.
  • Price:
  • Address:
    Laois Education Centre

Course Description

Aim: Understanding Self-Harm Training is a 1-day programme which aims to develop Participants' knowledge and understanding of self-harm and the reasons underlying such behaviour. The program also helps participants consider the needs of people who self-harm.

Content: By completing Understanding Self-Harm training Participants will:

Be informed of definitions of self-harm and consider its relationship with suicide
Understand the prevalence of self-harm across different age groups and genders
Be familiar with the functions, motivations and meanings underlying self-harm
Demonstrate improved sensitivity and awareness of the needs of people who self-harm
Be aware of possible interventions and helpful responses in responding to people who self-harm
Gain knowledge of the appropriate and relevant supports and services, locally and nationally.


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