This online workshop runs over 2 x 0.5 days, from 1pm – 5pm on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September 2021.
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 navigating challenging situations.
It is facilitated by someone with personal experience of self-harm, as well as the experience of working with young people and adults who self-harm in a variety of settings.
This one-day event explores:
- The experience of self-harm and some of its many different possible functions.
- Our reactions to self-harm (as individuals and members of a team/service).
- Having respectful conversations around self-harm
- Ways of working with people to explore their relationship with self-harm and its role in their life.
- Developing alternative strategies to self-harm to reduce distress and facilitate choice.
- Navigating challenging conversations around self-harm.
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.
People with their own personal experience of self-harm are welcome on this training, with the proviso that the course content can be quite intense. Being around people talking about self-harm for a day isn’t always easy, and whilst I don’t include graphic images and unnecessary levels of detail – there is a chance that some of the content could be triggering. If you want to check out the content of the course to help you make an informed choice, please email me.
Full price: £120 (including NHS, statutory and/or commercial agencies)
Reduced price: £75 (includes those who are self-funding and voluntary sector/charity organisations)
Pay What You Can Afford: If you can’t afford a reduced place please name a price you feel is fair and affordable based on your own unique circumstances. I operate this on a trust basis to increase the accessibility of my courses. Just choose your payment amount when booking. If you are unable to afford anything at all, please let me know and we may be able to work something out (e.g. an ‘in kind’ arrangement where you help promote the course).
*Alternative currencies: If you would prefer to pay your fee in another currency (e.g. USD, Euros) you are welcome to get in touch. I use Wise for international transfers and may be able to give you details of my bank account in your own currency which can make the process easier. You are welcome to book a place, just choose ‘bank transfer‘ when asked how you plan to pay.