Understanding and Addressing Self Harm in Secondary Schools

Quality First Training Course 19 March 2014, 9 - 12 Future House £90 per person

Many teachers feel unequipped to deal with the issue of self-harm and are much less comfortable discussing self-harm compared to other risky behaviours. Only one in three teachers believe that they are covering self-harm in lessons despite the fact that 97 percent of young people believing self-harm should be addressed in school.

At the same time,  self-harm in-patient admissions have increased by 68% over the last ten years and new research reveals that over three quarters of young people don’t know where to turn to talk about self-harm.

Intended outcomes for participants:

Participants will:

  • Understand the causes and consequences of self harm
  • Help young people who self harm
  • Understand the contagion effect in self harm
  • Develop and implement a school policy to address self harm




Published: 05/03/2014
Audience: Senior leaders, inclusion managers and pastoral staff in secondary schools
Contact: Philippa Grace

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