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Self Harm & Suicide Awareness

New training regarding Suicide and Self harm of children and young people

Outline

Self-harm and suicide are distinct and separate acts with differing motivational factors. Self harm is usually a coping mechanism
and is more about staying alive, while someone may choose suicide to end physical or emotional pain or perhaps they have
no solution to a problem. This course aims to raise awareness and understanding of these areas, both from a general and individuals view point. Attendees
will be better equipped to consider events from an individual’s history, factors that might precipitate vulnerability and the function
of such behaviours, to create an environment for motivational change.

Description

Skills and knowledge highlighted in this training include
  • Perceptions and personal reactions
  • Identification
  • Statistics
  • Experiences and circumstances that can lead to self-harm and suicidal tendencies
  • Dispel some of the myths and reinforce facts
  • Distractions, avoidance techniques and interventions
  • Appropriate planning, monitoring and review of incidents
  • Effects of self-harm to individual and staff
  • Anger management and self-affirmation
  • Helping and approaching distressed individuals (an action plan)
  • Risk assessment and re-enforcing the importance of communication
  • Resources, help and advice

For more information please contact Laura Ashton in the Public Health Team; Laura.Ashton@doncaster.gov.uk

Refreshments will be provided but attendees are expected to bring their own lunch

19 Jun 2019 09:00 - 16:30

Closing date: 18/06/2019
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Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership
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Date and Time

19 Jun 2019 09:00 - 16:30

Venue

Civic office Room 310

Trainer

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