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Understanding Self Harm training returns to Ballina

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Understanding Self Harm training returns to Ballina

By 9th March 2023No Comments

Due to the high demand, a second date has been arranged for the Understanding Self Harm course in Ballina, Co Mayo on May 3 next.

Understanding Self-Harm Training is a 1-day programme which aims to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-harm and the reasons underlying such behaviour. The program also helps participants consider the needs of people who self-harm.

The next Ballina-based programme will take place in the Newman Institute (next to St Muredach’s Cathedral from 9.30am to 4.30pm on May 3 next.

CONTENT: By completing Understanding Self-Harm Training Participants will: Be informed of definitions of self-harm and consider its relationship with suicide Understand the prevalence of self-harm across different age groups and genders
Be familiar with the functions, motivations and meanings underlying self- harm
Demonstrate improved sensitivity and awareness of the needs of people who self-harm
Be aware of possible interventions and helpful responses in responding to people who self-harm

FOR WHOM: This workshop is suitable for Nurses, Social Workers, Gardai Counselors, Community Volunteers, Teachers, Youth Workers, Residential Workers, Child Care staff

METHOD: The programme involves an interactive style, including PowerPoint presentation, DVD clips, case study examples and small group discussions.

On completion of the Workshop, Participants will receive:
• Copy of slides presented throughout the Workshop
• Certificate of Attendance
• List of local, regional and national resources

This training may be eligible for CPD points from your accrediting body. Please contact them directly for further details.

RECOMMENDATION: As the Understanding Self Harm training can be challenging and sensitive in nature it is not recommended to attend for anyone who may have been bereaved or affected by a suicide within the last 12 months.

Please NOTE:
• The training is free but booking is essential.
• Time keeping is really important. Registration is at 9.15am and the workshop
begins at 9.30am sharp.
• This training is for over 18s only.

For more about the workshop click HERE.

To book your place click this LINK.

For information on local mental health supports click HERE.



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