Attention seeking or something more? What is self-harm really about?

10/11/2022 09:45 - 10:45

Self-harm is a topic that is often misunderstood, feared and taboo. The session will help improve the understanding of self-harm and the responses we give when presented with it. We shall look at what self-harm is, what leads someone to self-harm, the functions of the behaviour and a best practice response.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand self-harm behaviours, triggers and functions.
  • Understand the importance of language use and the impact of certain phrases commonly used when supporting someone who is self-harming.
  • How best to support someone who self-harms.

Satveer Nijjar, independent trainer, Attention Seekers? Training