Understanding Self-Harm

The purpose of this course is to help you understand what self-harm is, why someone self-harms and how to support the individual.

Course description

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. A person may use physical pain as a way of distracting themselves from emotional pain, giving them temporary relief. Written in partnership with the School and Public Health Nurses Association, the purpose of this course is to help you understand why someone self-harms and know how to support the individual.

The course covers important aspects of self-harm such as:

  • what self-harm is and why people self-harm
  • common triggers
  • different types of self-harm
  • indicators that someone may be self-harming
  • the support in place to help someone who is self-harming
  • ways of accessing support for someone who is self-harming
  • further support on self-harm (e.g. services and helplines)

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Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £11.99 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.



Buy as part of a training package

This course can be bought as part of our comprehensive e-learning service, EduCare for Education.

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Key features and benefits

Price £11.99 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 hour

Target Audience All

  • One module with a multiple-choice questionnaire
  • One CPD credit
  • Optional narration of the course module and questionnaire for accessibility
  • Personalised downloadable certificate
  • 70% pass mark
  • Printable module for future reference

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