Working with Self Harm and Suicide

Learn how to work confidently with clients who are at risk from self-harm and suicide.

Working with Self Harm and Suicide

£120.00 Regular Price
£96.00Sale Price
  • Pricing

    The price of this course is £120. 

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is suitable for student and qualified counsellors and other support service providers who want to develop confidence, enhance practice and update your knowledge and understanding of responding effectively to the suicidal client or client that self-harms, with support towards recovery.

  • Aims and outcomes

    Aims of course

    It is a fact that most suicidal crises are time-limited and based on unclear thinking around a person’s desire to escape their problems. Self-harm is a behaviour and not an illness. A person may self-harm to cope with emotional distress. Offering that person a safe space to confront these problems and support them through this crisis period takes courage, skills, understanding and self-care. This course is designed to enhance understanding and confidence when supporting a person experiencing these mental health challenges whilst remembering to also look after yourself.


    Outcomes for Attendees

    • Understanding self-harm
    • Myths and stereotypes
    • Self-harm and links to suicide
    • Opening up dialogue when suicidal thoughts revealed
    • Understanding risk and protective factors
    • Understanding legal, ethical and organisational issues
    • Self-care around the impact of working with a suicidal client or client that self-harms
    • Other services, useful signposting
  • Trainers

    Paula Jones

    Paula is a qualified person-centred counsellor (MBACP), trainer and Mental Health First Aider who has worked at the Counselling and Family Centre since 2019. She has experience in working with adult clients who are suicidal and self-harming.

    Deb Truscott

    Qualified MBACP Counsellor with significant experience of working with adult individuals and a Mental Health For England First Aider (soon to be Instructor Trainer). A passion for educating around wellbeing and supporting those who are currently experiencing challenges with their mental health.

  • Dates, times, venue and CPD

    Dates: Saturday 18 June 2022

    Time: 9:30am to 4.00pm 

    Venue: The Counselling & Family Centre, 40 Mayors Road, Altrincham, WA15 9RP 

    CPD: 6.5 hours

  • Further information

    For more information on our courses, including making a booking or cancellation, please see course information