Webinar: Understanding and supporting self-harm

Self-harm is an increasing issue in children and young people. This webinar gives practical advice and guidance on identifying and supporting pupils who are self-harming


Pooky Knightsmith recently completed a PhD in child and adolescent mental health at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. She specialises in developing practical strategies for supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools and is...

Self-harm is a common problem: recent mental health statistics* suggest that 1 in 12 young people are deliberately harming themselves, with 25,000 hospitalisations each year as a result. Young people from all walks of life can be affected. It’s also a difficult topic to talk about and can be hard for others to understand. So how can we best support pupils who self-harm?

*From Young Minds

In this webinar, Pooky Knightsmith will give practical, accessible guidance on identifying and supporting pupils who self-harm or who are at risk of self-harming and on developing whole-school initiatives.

The webinar will address:

  • what self-harm is and the types we might encounter
  • why people turn to self-harm
  • triggers and warning signs
  • how to respond to and support pupils who self-harm.
Last Updated Date: 
01 Feb 2016