This course will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the causes of self- injurious and suicidal behaviour. There will be opportunities to discuss and explore the reasons why people may adopt such behaviours, the potential functions of the behaviour and its relationship to trauma.
Finally, and as importantly, the course will emphasise why the emotional dimensions of support for those working alongside children and adults who may self-harm or exhibit suicidal behaviours must be explicitly managed.
The value of listening to those with lived experience
The implications of your local policy for practice
What the root causes of self-harm and suicide are in the short / long term
Why the emotional dimensions of support for those working alongside children and adults who may self-harm or exhibit suicidal behaviour must be explicitly managed
How to be more confident in supporting people who may engage in self–harm or who are at risk of completing suicide