Understanding Self-Injury Training

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This is a half-day (3.5 hours) education and awareness workshop. It is informal in style with an emphasis on experiential learning and participation. The course can be tailored to meet the needs of individual groups.

Who is it for?

Anyone involved in supporting someone who self-injures, including health professionals, support workers, housing staff, teachers, youth workers and volunteers.

What are the course aims?

  • To explore attitudes and preconceptions toward self-injury.
  • To provide insight into the dynamics, meaning and functions of self-injury.
  • To understand causes, triggers and cycles of harm.
  • To consider helpful responses to people who self-injure.

What are the teaching methods?

The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Presentation.
  • Discussion.
  • An experiential exercise.
  • Small group and pair work.
  • Whole group discussion.

What are the training outcomes?

On completing the course, each participant will be able to:

  • Extend their understanding of the dynamics underlying self-injury.
  • Identify helpful and unhelpful responses to people who self-injure.
  • Explore alternative coping strategies.
  • Develop insight into personal relationships with self-injury.

Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate plus an emailed resource pack with further learning materials and information.

An Understanding Self Injury participant says...

"The course has made me aware of reasons behind self-injury, made me more sensitive to clients and more confident to support them. It will definitely improve my practice."

Pricing

  Individual place Whole course
Standard price £68.00 £645.00*
Voluntary sector organisation or
smaller1 organisation (any sector)
£61.20 £585.50*
1smaller means less than 50 paid staff.
* plus return mileage from Brighton to your venue at 45 pence per mile.

Make a booking - Whole course

This is a cost-effective way of training between 8 and 20 people in your own venue. Two trainers deliver the Understanding Self-Injury session, which lasts 3.5 hours with two short breaks. Please contact our office (office@prevent-suicide.org.uk) for available dates or more information.

Make a booking - Individual place

We regularly run training courses in Brighton & Hove that anyone can book onto. Please check our list of upcoming courses and make a booking by clicking the Eventbrite link below. Payment can be made by PayPal, credit card, cheque or invoice.

Check for places and make a booking at EventBrite

Grassroots Suicide Prevention appoints new Chief Executive

The Trustees of Grassroots are delighted to announce the appointment of Stella Comber as our new Chief Executive.

Chair of Trustees Rah Bray said:
"We were overwhelmed by the calibre of people who applied to lead our small but highly effective suicide prevention charity during its next phase of development. This response is a tribute to the reputation that our staff, trainers and volunteers have earned in the local and wider community.
 
"After a rigorous selection process, we appointed Stella because she not only showed the necessary drive, insights and management experience from her current role at Oasis, a well-regarded charity working in the field of substance misuse. Stella also impressed the panel with her compassion and vision for Grassroots, and provided us with tangible examples of how we can increase our effectiveness and help more people through our suicide prevention training and consultancy work.
 
"We are extremely excited that Stella will be joining us on 6th February 2017."

Stella said:
"I am delighted to join Grassroots Suicide Prevention. Throughout my career I have supported vulnerable people, in a range of adult social care settings and as a leader. Suicide touches many of us; helping to prevent suicide by leading Grassroots during the next phase feels exactly the right move for me. I met trustees, strategic partners, trainers, volunteers and staff from the charity during the selection process. I was inspired by their collective commitment to the aims of Grassroots, and I look forward to working with them all over the coming months and years."

# Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
 
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • NHS Brighton and Hove
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Lloyds Bank
 
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Crime Reduction Initiatives