MHT03 – Self Harm and Suicide training

We provide the highest quality self harm and suicide focussed training to inform, improve the assessment of risk and to better-support those vulnerable to self injury and suicidal considerations.

The science of self harm and suicide is a complex area that can challenge even the most seasoned professional. This workshop supports people at all levels to better-safeguard individuals at risk.

We have extensive experience in this safeguarding field. We support a wide range of organisations including CMHT / Crisis Teams, NHS Trusts including Emergency Departments, The Police, Specialist agencies and charities, support living and social housing providers.

We offer unique screening tools, safety-planning advice, signposting and advocacy support all dedicated to the safety and dignity of all concerns. Talk to one of our experts who are happy to advise, training and provide consultancy at any time.

The training will deliver the following learning outcomes:

  • This workshop offers a stepwise approach to developing a more comprehensive working model of self injury, self harm and suicide in order to inform risk assessment processes, appropriate interactions, signposting and escalation of concerns at times of potential crisis.
  • Science, statistics, terminology and risk factors for self harm and suicide;
  • An improved understanding of non-suicidal self injury (NSSI) and its relationship with self harm and suicide;
  • Understanding major depression, mood disorder and complex anxiety / trauma and their relationship with self harm and suicide;
  • Understanding suicide and self harm risk in psychosis and schizophrenia;
  • Understanding personality disorder in the spectrum of self harm and suicide and raising awareness to risk;
  • Stress-related mental health issues will also be considered alongside the above disorders to improve awareness of psychological vulnerability and inform risk assessment processes;
  • Risk assessment tools with appropriate training;
  • Recognising risks and emergencies and escalating concerns / communicating appropriately with key healthcare providers and emergency services;
  • Supporting individuals at risk for self injurious behaviours through validating interactions, environments and appropriate safety planning;
  • Develop and implement crisis plans to support individuals at potential risk;

Given the sensitivities and complexities of this subject we recommend that you contact us directly by telephone for advice on content for this workshop. All training is tailored to your area of work. Advice and help is professional, free of charge and given without any obligation.

One day or longer workshops available. 15 participants per event.


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