Mental health problems among children and young people to be on the rise, so self-harm awareness and an understanding of how to support young people who are at risk of self-harm is vital for anyone who has safeguarding responsibilities.
This course covers types of self-harm, reasons for and indicators of someone self-harming, and how to identify and help someone who is harming themselves.
This course covers the following:
- A definition of self-harm and how to identify it
- The prevalence of self-harm, and relevant statistics
- Links between self-harm and mental wellbeing
- Acts of self-harm
- The self-harm cycle
- Risk factors for self-harm in both children and adults
The course includes a range of scenarios to enable to learner to reflect on own practice and engage in their learning; it also includes knowledge check challenges throughout