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The number of teenagers who self-harm has increased threefold in the last decade. The onus has fallen on schools to identify pupils who self-harm, provide appropriate support and, where appropriate, raise concerns outside of school.
Ensuring that colleagues are trained to appropriately provide support in these cases is crucial.
- Are you confident you know how to spot the early warning signs?
- Do you know how to appropriately intervene?
This course, written by mental health expert Dr Pooky Knightsmith, has been designed to help you to create a whole-school awareness of self-harm and how your school can support pupils.
Aims and outcomes
This course will enable participants to:
- identify self-harm: recognise cases of self-harm in pupils to allow for timely support
- understand self-harm: create a whole school awareness of the issues surrounding self-harm to promote positive support for vulnerable pupils
- respond to self-harm: ensure that everyone across the whole-school community is equipped to provide an informed and appropriate initial response to pupils who self-harm.
Unit 1: Recognising, understanding and responding to self-harm
Unit 2: Supporting pupil recovery