Self-Harm: Understanding and Supporting Students in Your School

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What is Self-Harm?

Headteacher and Safeguarding Specialist, Jackie Shanks shares her expertise on Self-harm and what schools can do to support their students in this one-hour, on-demand webinar.  

What is Self-Harm?

Self-harm is when a person intentionally harms or injures themselves. It often occurs as a way of expressing overwhelming feelings and emotions. Self-harm is often a confusing and bewildering act. It can challenge individuals, families and society to the core. We struggle to understand why people do this, why it is exponentially rising, and how we can stem this increase if possible.

What is Covered
  • Self-harm, self injury and self injurious behaviour
  • History of self-harm 
  • What behaviours we might see
  • Warning signs
  • Who is vulnerable to self-harm
  • Why people self-harm
  • How to help
  • How to take care of yourself when helping others

This webinar was recorded live on the 26th of May 2020.

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