Suicide & Self-Harm Awareness Training

Suicide & Self-Harm Awareness Training

**Due to the current unprecedented situation with COVID-19, the Leicestershire Health Schools Programme will be continuing providing training for schools but via webinar (MS Teams, Zoom Skype etc..) until further notice.

We have made arrangements with all of our training providers to be flexible in their delivery as new guidance emerges.

Suicide & Self-Harm Awareness Training

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021, 13:30 - 16:30

Venue: Online Via Zoom

SUICIDE & SELF-HARM AWARENESS – Free training for School Staff

This online Zoom session will help to raise awareness of an issue that may affect some students/pupils. We hope this free training will be of interest to any member of a school's staff who wishes to raise their awareness, examine their own attitudes, and discuss the issue of suicide and self-harm with colleagues from other schools. It is suitable for anyone interested in the issue, whatever the current level of knowledge or previous experience. The content of the training includes:

  • What is self-harm? – attitudes towards, and discussion about, the subject matter
  • Risk factors for suicide and self-harm, based on research and population data
  • Warning signs – what to look out for in individuals
  • Individual case studies / Discussion exercises
  • Protective factors / Resilience / How can we help? / How can schools help?

The training is delivered by the RCC, a key partner in the local Start A Conversation suicide prevention campaign, and facilitated by Keith Waters, Honorary Research Fellow (Self-harm and Suicide Prevention) and lead investigator with the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England.. The format of the training is a mixture of presentation and discussion. This awareness training is open to all interested school staff. However, places are limited so advance booking is essential. A web link to join the session via Zoom will be emailed to participants the day before each training session.


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