About the workshop
Thursday 21 December, 9.30 – 4.30pm
@ Augustine House, CCCU Library, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2YA.
Whilst there is a growing awareness of the prevalence of self-harm, it remains a challenging area for many who are trying to support those who use it as a survival strategy and/or means of expressing difficult feelings.
This workshop will provide a space for anyone who is involved in supporting people who self-harm to develop a greater understanding of the experience, their own reactions and ways of talking with someone about their self-harm without fearing making matters worse.
It is facilitated by someone with personal experience of self-harm, as well as experience of working with young people and adults who self-harm in a variety of settings.
Download: Self Harm Training Flyer
This one-day event explores:
- The experience of self-harm and its many different possible functions.
- Understanding our reactions to self-harm (as individuals and members of a team/service)
- The relationship between self-harm, emotions and traumatic life events
- Ways of, safely, opening up conversations around self-harm.
- Ways of working with people to explore the role of self-harm in their life, and make sense of whether they wish to change this
- Developing alternative strategies to self-harm to reduce distress and facilitate choice.
This workshop is for:
This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in understanding and supporting people who self harm, inc: friends, family members, nurses, therapists, psychologists, social workers, youth workers, support workers, peer support workers, occupational therapists, healthcare assistants, volunteers, psychiatrists, students and more.
Full price: £75 (includes NHS, statutory and/or commercial agencies)
Reduced price: £50 (includes those who are self-funding and voluntary sector/charity organisations)
Concessions: £20 (this is a special rate for those unable to afford the reduced fee, intended for those who are self-funding and are unwaged, students and/or on a low wage. We ask that people only choose this if they cannot afford the £50 rate).
If you would like to attend, but cannot afford the fee you would qualify for – please get in touch. I’m keen that people don’t miss out because of a lack of resources … these are challenging times, after all.