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This course aims to empower your team with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively support individuals with self-harming behaviour, often rooted in trauma, and look at how to support people away from self-harming to alternative ways of managing their emotions.

Who is this course for?

This course is tailored for teams within homelessness and supported housing.

It is ideal frontline staff looking to build their knowledge in this area of complex need and staff who work with clients who self-harm.

What will your team learn?

Through this course, your team will:

  • Examine what self-injury/harm is and separate facts from myths and prejudices
  • Explore the reasons why people engage in self-harm
  • Investigate the impact of trauma and how it manifests as self-harming behaviour
  • Recognise barriers that individuals who self-harm may encounter when accessing accommodation, support, and homelessness services
  • Assess how to meet the needs of individuals who self-harm, including determining which interventions are effective and which may exacerbate the situation
  • Uncover and discuss alternative strategies to self-harm when working with clients
  • Delve into the stigma associated with self-harm and understand its effects on both clients and workers
  • Learn about available resources and specialist assistance in this field

Please note: This is a challenging and emotive subject, this course may trigger some emotions. We do our best to facilitate a safe and psychologically informed environment and teaching style for the benefit of delegates attending this course. 

How will it be delivered?

This one-day course can be booked for a team of up to 16 for in-person training or up to 20 for online training.

The training will run online 09:30-16:00 and in-person 10:00-16:30, with plenty of breaks throughout the day.

If you need something different, we can tailor the course delivery to suit your situation, with some potential adjustments in cost.

How much will it cost?

Non-members: £1,400

Members: £990

Please note, if you're opting for in-person training, the expenses of the trainer (e.g. travel to your location) will be added to your invoice.

We are a social enterprise so choosing training with us not only equips your team with vital skills but also fuels impactful research and campaigns, so every purchase goes back into ending homelessness.

Ready to take the next step?

To book or if you'd like to find out more:
Email: training@homelesslink.org.uk
​Call: James at 07375 042 815 or Hannah at 07939 967 209

Email the training team