Listowel: Understanding Self-Harm
Understanding Self-Harm training is a one-day interactive training developed by the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP).
The workshop provides opportunities to improve knowledge, awareness and understanding of self-harming behavior. Participants consider how personal attitudes and experiences might affect their helping role with a person who self-harms. It aims to clarify what self-harm is, what leads people to engage in the behavior and considers its relationship with suicide. The causes, reasons behind the behavior, and the functions are discussed. Positive approaches to engaging with and caring for someone who self-harms are presented.