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Supporting People who Self Harm

About The Course

This half day course aims to promote a better understanding of why people may self-harm, and to increase the standard of nursing care for people who self-harm.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course is to:

  • Have increased awareness of why people self-harm.
  • Be more confident and self aware when nursing people who self-harm.
  • Think about delivery of appropriate nursing care.

Course Overview

Introduction and objectives.

Definitions of self harm.

Incident and Onset.

Difficulties in knowing why people harm themselves.

Values and perceptions.

What sorts of things do people do and statistics?

Why do people self-harm – Key Emotional Motivators.

The strong association between stressful life events and self-harm.

Links between self harm and depression.

Why people say they self harm.

Potential triggers.

Personal Experiences of self harm – DVD.

Predictors   – Past trauma/invalidation (Van der Kolk, Perry, and Herman (1991).


What strategies may help people who self harm?

NICE Guidance.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills toolbox.

Care Plan Exercise.

Summary and close.

Feedback and conclusions.

Course Details

  • Duration: Half day
  • Course Title: Supporting People who self harm

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