Understanding Self-Harm training course

This Nurturing Mental Health: Understanding Self-Harm course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of self-harm and suicide, recognising their emotive and sensitive nature. As more research has been conducted in recent years into incidents and causes of these behaviours, there's an increasing openness to discuss them, which is a positive step forward. However, despite this progress, stigmas still exist around individuals with mental health needs, and myths persist regarding the reasons behind self-harm and suicide.

The course aims to address these misconceptions by delving into the complexities surrounding self-harm and suicide. It acknowledges the enduring impact these actions have on individuals who self-harm, as well as their families, and underscores the immense ripple effect that suicide can have on loved ones and those working within mental health support systems. Through education and understanding, this course seeks to promote empathy, reduce stigma, and provide effective support for those affected by self-harm and suicidal ideation.

  • Understanding what is meant by self harm
  • The reasons why you might self harm
  • The stigma of self harm and its impact
  • Interventions, and recovering from self harm
This Understanding Self Harm course has been designed specifically for people who want to gain a better understanding of not only the impact of self harm, but the stigmas still surrounding it, and the process of recovery and support ideas that can help. It would also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like know more about general understanding of self harm and some of the reasons why individuals do it.
This course will take 30-45 minutes to complete.

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Nurturing Mental Wellness: Understanding Self-Harm eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Nurturing Mental Wellness: Understanding Self-Harm course

  • The aim of this course is to raise awareness of self harm, its impact on those affected by it, plus the stigmas that surround self harm; also to dispel some of the myths we encounter about self harm. It is also hoped that this course may provide some useful information or links to organisations for anyone who may be personally affected by self harm or are experiencing strong emotions themselves.

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