Working with Young People who Self-Harm

October 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
University Rd
Siobhan Smyth
+353-91-49 2832
Working with Young People who Self-Harm @ School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway | Galway | County Galway | Ireland

Whilst the awareness of self-harm in youth services has grown in recent years, understanding and supporting young people who hurt themselves can be both personally and professionally challenging.

This workshop explores different ways of:

  • understanding self-harm
  • safely opening up conversations around self-harm
  • exploring the role of self-harm alongside a young person
  • developing creative strategies to reduce distress;
  • promoting communication and empowerment
  • understanding and managing one’s own feelings and responses to self-harm
  • supporting your colleagues, parents and a young person’s peers.

This workshops is one of a series of youth workshops funded by Nursing and Midwifery Planning Development Unit, Health Services Executive – North. It is organised by the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUIG.

Attendance at this course, or one of the other two provided in the same week, provides eligability to attend a subsequent 2 day peer support group for young people facilitation training course.


These workshops are open to anyone with an interest in supporting vulnerable young peopel, including: nurses, OTs, social workers, psychiatrists, peer support workers, youth workers, counsellors, therapists, mentors, CAMHS/EIS, substance mis-use workers and people from the voluntary sector. Applications from nurses are prioritised.

Apply by completing the following form and returning to Siobhan Smyth at NUIG.

Download: 2017 Galway Youth Workshops Flyer and Application Form

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