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Suicide and Self Harm Children’s Services – online

6 November 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


  • Learn about myths about self-harm and suicide and a working definition of self-harm created
  • Methods of self-harm outlined, statistics both nationally and internationally considered, and participants will explore possible reasons why people self-harm
  • Learn of the risk factors of self-harm, the self-harm cycle outlined and safe alternatives to self-harm will be undertaken by participants
  • Participants will practise assessing risk
  • Will have gain a working knowledge of harm reduction techniques and keeping service users safe
  • Gain knowledge of self-care techniques service users can use to look after themselves that causes little damage as possible to themselves
  • Protective factors will be examined – do’s and don’ts for participants will be highlighted
  • Participants will explore the self-harm as a coping mechanism and suicide as a last resort, defining the difference and overlaps between
  • Signs of suicide ideation, low, medium and high risks, stresses, life events, biology and early childhood trauma will be examined
  • Participants will learn how to assess risks
  • Participants will explore safe planning and how to put this into practise

Please book your places via email practice.development@powys.gov.uk


6 November 2023
9:30 am - 4:00 pm