Understanding self-injury

Develop your confidence and skills to work with people who self-injure.

Self-injury is an act which involves deliberately inflicting injury or pain to one’s own body and is an expression of acute psychological distress. This course will help you to consider the emotional, developmental and practical needs of people that self-injure and develop your confidence when working with people who self-injure.

Who is this course for?

All staff members, including managers, volunteers and carers who work with people who self-injure or are affected by the issues brought up by self-injury.

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

• Be able to define self-injury and understand how it differs from self-harm, suicide and parasuicide 
• Be aware of the myths and prejudices surrounding self-injury
• Know about the underlying issues that can cause or trigger self-injury
• Understand the practical and emotional support needs of clients who self-injure and also staff who work closely with them
• Know which interventions work be aware of those that don't
• Gain greater understanding of clients and staff interventions through case studies
• Have developed an outline for an organisational Self-Injury Policy
• Know about statutory and non-statutory resources for supporting people who self-injure


One-day course

Costs (in-house training)

This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16
Members: £799
Associate members: £920
Non members: £1,150

Talk To Us

James Cuming

Training manager

James our training manager develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Email: training@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @TrainingHL