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Ready-to-run training

Self-harm - understanding and responding to self-harm when working with students

Ready-to-run live online 2-hour session

Up to 25 participants

£750 + VAT

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We also deliver full-day, in-person versions of our training courses which provide further detail and greater scope for discussing the content in the context of your own institution’s setting and procedures.

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Want a bespoke version of this session for your organisation that incorporates your protocols and branding? Want us to deliver this training in-person? Want to run this session for a group larger than 25?

We offer tailored training to fit your needs.

About our ready-to-run training

The easiest way to book our training for your team:

  1. Select a date and time that works for you and your organisation.

  2. Pay by debit/credit card, or request an invoice.

  3. We'll contact you to agree and confirm your selected delivery time.


You will receive the details of your session and a Microsoft Teams link to provide to your attendees, and we'll deliver the session live and online. After the session, you will receive a report of the feedback from your participants and a copy of the course materials to share with those who attended.

This is a 2-hour training session.

About this session

What is self-harm? Why do people self-harm? If you know or suspect that a student is self-harming, what might the best way be to respond? Is it appropriate or helpful to bring the subject up with the student? This 2-hour online session explores the nature of self-harm, how team members can respond and how they can best talk to, and support, a student who indicates that they engage in self-harm.

Who is this session for?

This session is relevant to teams and cohorts who work with students in higher education and who might find themselves engaging with a student who indicates that they engage in self-harm.

This includes:

  • Academics – such as personal tutors, module leaders, and lecturers

  • Professional services practitioners – such as disability advisers, welfare advisers, finance advisers, or international student advisers

  • Colleagues working in a university enquiry service, a faculty or service front desk team, or a university helpdesk

  • Accommodation staff

  • Security officers

  • Colleagues managing student conduct cases

  • Managers of student-facing teams who may need to support their team members to respond effectively if a student indicates that they engage in self-harm

  • Students' union advisers

While this training is aimed at higher education, colleagues in further education or other similar settings will also find the content very relevant.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Explore what 'self-harm' is, some of the signs to look out for, and what purpose self-harm can serve for a person

  • Consider our own reactions to the topic of self-harm and how we might respond if we think or know a student has been self-harming

  • Consider how best to talk to, and support, a student who indicates that they engage in self-harm.


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