Understanding & Managing Self Harm Behaviours

“Self-harm is a way of expressing very deep distress. Often people don’t know why they self-harm.” (Mind)

People who self-harm may injure themselves in a variety of ways.

This course will help you to understand why people self-harm and what support is available. It also aims to dispel the most common myths surrounding self-harm and addresses the feelings of fear, guilt and shame that self-harm can bring due to the stigma around it.

The course includes tips for helping yourself and provides non-judgemental, compassionate advice for friends, family members and professionals when encountering self-harming behaviour.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Have a greater understanding of self-harm and what can trigger it
  • Understand why people harm themselves and the purpose it serves
  • Understand how self-harming behaviour interacts with other mental health conditions
  • Understand the stigma, shame and taboo of self-harm
  • Be aware of treatment, interventions, recovery and support
  • Understand how to support someone that engages in self-harm.


Date:  13 September 2024

Times:  10am to 4pm

Venue:  Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL


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