Understanding Self Harm Awareness Training

The aim of this one-day awareness training programme is to develop participants knowledge and understanding of self-harming behaviour.

The workshop

The workshop provides opportunities to improved knowledge, awareness and understanding of self-harm. Participants consider how personal attitudes and experiences might affect their helping role with a person who self-harms. It aims to clarify what self-harm is, what leads people to engage in the behaviour and considers its relationship with suicide. The causes, reasons behind the behaviour, and the functions are discussed.

Positive approaches to engaging with and caring for someone who self-harms are presented. Active participation is encouraged. It is stimulated by audio-visuals and working with others in small groups.

Who should attend the Understanding Self-Harm Training?

The training is suitable for people who work with young people such as youth workers, teachers, residential care staff, Gardaí, and people in caring professions and parents, concerned members of the public, people who work in alcohol and addiction services, those who work with homeless people and people who work with those recovering from mental illness.

It is open to both agencies and individuals who seek to understand more about self-harm, the reasons underlying self-harm behaviours and to improve personnel/agency responses to the needs of those people who self-harm.

This training is suitable for people over 18 years of age.

Dates:

Friday 16th February 2018

Friday 20th April 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018

Thursday 16th August 2018

Friday 26th October 2018

Thursday 13th December 2018

 

Please fill out application form to apply for a place.

Understanding Self Harm Awareness Training

Application/Registration Form

Coordinating Site: The Oasis Centre
Venue: The Oasis Centre, St. Laurence’s Place East, Dublin 1.
Please complete and submit the following information in order to apply for a place on the course.
Please provide the information based on your reasons for attending the course,
e.g. If you work as a nurse, but are attending because of membership of a voluntary organisation, enter the voluntary organisation’s name below.