Suicide & Self Harm
Deliberate Self-Harm is now a major problem in the UK, where it currently accounts for about 10% of health service admissions. At the same time there is a government-led focus on reducing the suicide rate (in men under 50 suicide is the largest killer) in the UK by a fifth. How do we differentiate between active suicidal behaviour and DSH? How can we think and intervene helpfully in a range of such situations?Â This one day course will focus on the whole spectrum of DSH/Suicidal behaviour, to increase confidence in working with this challenging client group.
Who is the Course aimed at?
All those working with young people & adults, especially (but not exclusively) men, at risk of suicidal thoughts and/or self harm
How long is the course?
What will you learn?
- a clear understanding of the difference between DSH and active suicidal behaviour
- enhanced current risk assessment skills
- an understanding of some of the causes of DSH
- evidence based responses
- Ways of generating hope
- the psychological impact on staff
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