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Suicide Awareness and Self Harm

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Mental Health

Course overview

This course has been developed for learners who have only a basic knowledge of suicide and self-harm. This course is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings including residential care homes, residential children’s homes, hospitals and working within the community in people’s own homes. The Course is designed to raise awareness of the issues of self-harm and how those in a caring role can understand and react. The course will provide staff with a clear understanding of the dysfunctional cycles that lead to self-harm and the psychological and bio-medical elements that impact on it.  
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Act 2014
Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000
Children Act 2004
Making Safeguarding Personal

And the following QCF unit:
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Course content

What is self-harm and suicide?
What makes a service user vulnerable to self-harm and suicide?
Signs of self-harm and/or thoughts of suicide
The Dysfunctional Cycle
Eating Disorders
Responding with intervention models
Empowering the individual
Recording and reporting

Learning outcomes

Describe signs of self-harm and have an awareness of suicide
State how to respond to both issues and understanding empowerment
List ways to reduce the likelihood of suicide and self-harm
State how to recognise and report suicide and self-harm


6 hours

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