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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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.
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
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.
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.