Welcome to the Harmless and Let’s Talk Training Membership Hub. Within this area, you will find training in the areas of self-harm and suicide bereavement. This service has been funded by Leicestershire City Council and it is available to staff and volunteers from a broad range of sectors and organisations that sign up to be Mental Health Friendly Places.
If the above applies to you or your organisation then please email Amy Pownall at Amy.Pownall@leics.gov.uk l to get access to these courses.
Some of the learning outcomes covered in these courses are belowe. Please do make sure you access the content to review the complet list of learning outcomes.
- Recognise the contextual issues surrounding self-harm
- Consider how you can best support the wider impact self-harm has on friends, family, support networks, and professionals involved in an individual’s care
- Reaffirm how to safely & confidently elicit disclosures
- Establish evidence-based brief interventions to support someone who self-harms effectively
- Develop effective skills in order to signpost appropriately
For suicide bereavement:
- Understand the magnitude of suicide bereavement
- Recognise suicide loss as a unique form of complex bereavement
- Explore ‘Complicated grief’, trauma, and other individual responses to suicide
- Understand bereavement by suicide as a unique risk factor for suicide
- ·Build skill and confidence in responding to those bereaved by suicide
As ever, delegates can expect to take away a range of knowledge, inspiration, and practical application from implementation in real-life personal and professional situations.
Access to eight sessions including bonus content from expert speakers on all things self-harm (and suicide). These include academic, professional, and user-let perspectives.
CPD-accredited conference with a focus on the theme Building Resilience for the Future. Topics include young people, trauma, additional needs, carers, policy, and practical application.
Line up of confirmed speakers including:
Sarah Kesling (Strategic and Resilience Lead. Harmless and The Tomorrow Project), Dr. Alexandra Pitman (Clinical Associate Professor & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University College London), Karen Lascelles (Nurse Consultant, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust), Dr. Sarah Rowe (Associate Professor, Division of Psychiatry, University College London)The practice & acceptability of harm minimisation for self-harm among young people, Sal Smith (Trauma-informed Care Locality Lead, NHS Foundation Trust), Karen Bulsara (Carer Expert-by-Experience, Avon & Wiltshire NHS Mental Health Trust), Leanne Moulton, Colin Menz, Sam Etchells (Harmless & The Tomorrow Project)
This level 1 introductory Children and Young People’s Self Harm Awareness course has been designed for anyone working in educational settings in Barnsley. The aim is to give a foundational understanding of self harm in the context of young people.
Suicide Bereavement (Currently under development)
This course is designed to enable participants to effectively explore and understand the following:
- The magnitude of suicide bereavement
- Suicide loss as a unique form of complex bereavement
- 'Complicated grief', trauma, and other individual responses to suicide
- The wider impact of bereavement on those exposed to or affected by suicide
- The stigma and shame associated with suicide and bereavement
- Bereavement by suicide as a unique risk factor for suicide
- Discuss signposting individuals to appropriate, professional help - a local service perspective from The Tomorrow Project
Looking back and looking forward: what self harm evidence and presentations tell us about needs and practice. Harmless are proud to announce our *sixth* annual Self Harm & Suicide Prevention Conference. Join our remote sessions to learn more.
Our Level 3 Self Harm online training course provides a more in-depth understanding of self harm and builds on the brief intervention work in the level 2 course, considering evidence-based long-term support. Participants will not only develop a range of skills to assess and support those who self harm, they will also, practice the application of these skills and reflect on their own practice.