This course was designed for a chain of children's homes in Northamptonshire mid-pandemic when self-harm incidents were rising steeply with lockdown restrictions. The course was delivered in accordance with coronavirus restrictions in place at the time. 
The client wanted a course that would give staff the knowledge, skills and confidence to recognise and deal with a self harm incident and they also wanted a section on how to deal with someone who is suicidal. 
To make a booking for first aid training please complete the form and one of our team will get straight back to you to arrange a date. 
Although this course is ready to go as a stand-alone course it can also be adapted to your needs.  
This comprehensive 6-hour course is designed to equip health and social care staff, particularly support workers, with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively respond to individuals dealing with self-harm and suicide risk. By the end of this course, participants will have a deep understanding of various aspects related to mental health, self-harm, and suicide prevention, enabling them to provide better support and care to those in need. 

Book your on-site training here - fill in the contact form and we will email you back!  If you would prefer to speak to someone call 01206 638711 

First Aid for Self-Harm and Suicide includes the following topics 
Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health and Self-Harm 
Understanding the importance of mental health in healthcare settings 
Definition and common misconceptions about self-harm 
Prevalence and demographics of self-harm 
Stigma surrounding self-harm and suicide 
Module 2: Mental Health First Aid for Self-Harm 
Recognizing signs and symptoms of self-harm 
Approaches to providing immediate assistance and emotional support 
Establishing trust and open communication with individuals at risk 
Module 3: Risk Assessment for Self-Harm and Suicide 
Comprehensive risk assessment tools and strategies 
Identifying warning signs and risk factors 
Differentiating between self-harm and suicidal behavior 
Module 4: Healthier Ways of Releasing Emotions 
Exploring healthier coping mechanisms 
Encouraging individuals to express their emotions safely 
Practical exercises and activities for emotional release 
Module 5: Supporting Staff Managing Incidents 
Guidelines for staff dealing with self-harm and suicide incidents 
Self-care and debriefing strategies for staff members 
Collaborative teamwork in crisis management 
Module 6: Resources and Further Reading 
Recommended books and resources on self-harm and suicide 
Accessing community and online support networks 
Module 7: Preventative Measures 
Strategies for preventing self-harm and suicide 
Identifying protective factors and building resilience 
Developing individualized safety plans 
Module 8: Staff Responses to Self-Harm and Suicide 
Effective communication with individuals at risk 
Understanding emotional reactions and countertransference 
Implementing crisis intervention techniques 
Module 9: Language and Communication 
Using respectful and non-stigmatizing language 
Effective communication strategies 
Dos and don'ts when discussing self-harm and suicide 
Module 10: Supporting the Individual 
Providing ongoing support for individuals at risk 
Referral processes and collaborating with mental health professionals 
Long-term care and recovery planning 
Module 11: Understanding Neurotypical and Neurodivergent Differences 
Recognizing how mental health issues manifest differently in neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals 
Tailoring support approaches to individual needs 
Module 12: Medication and Its Implications 
Types of medication commonly prescribed for mental health conditions 
Side effects, benefits, and considerations 
The role of medication in treatment plans 
To book call 01206 638711 or email 

Frequently Asked Questions 

On-site self harm training is where we come to your location to deliver training for a group of your staff, typically numbers up to 15 
All of the above options are availabe for your self harm training. 
Successful completion of this course will gain learners a certificate from Meducate Training Ltd. 
Call 01206 638711 
This course is priced at £499 for up to 15 people 
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