Free ‘Understanding Self-Harm’ Training

Thursday 7th November 2019    St. Ita’s Portrane

The aim of this one-day (approx 7 hours) awareness training programme is to develop participant’s knowledge and understanding of self-harming behaviour.

The Workshop

The workshop provides opportunities to improve knowledge, awareness and understanding of self-harm. 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 behaviour and considers its relationship with suicide. The causes, reasons behind the behaviour, and the functions are discussed.

Positive approaches to engaging with and caring for someone who self-harms are presented. Active participation is encouraged. It is stimulated by audio-visuals and working with others in small groups.

Who should attend the Understanding Self-Harm Training?

The training is suitable for people who work with young people such as youth workers, teachers, residential care staff, Gardaí, and people in caring professions and parents, concerned members of the public, people who work in alcohol and addiction services, those who work with homeless people and people who work with those recovering from mental illness.

It is open to both agencies and individuals who seek to understand more about self-harm, the reasons underlying self-harm behaviours and to improve personnel/agency responses to the needs of those people who self-harm. 

  • Understanding Self-Harm Training is not suitable for those aged under 18.
  • Training is free but booking is essential.

When:  Thursday 7th November 2019

Time: 9am-5pm

Place: Tayleur House, St. It’s Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin

To register visit and complete the registration process.


Phone: 01 8783656

Your attendance could make a real difference!  We in Community Awareness of Drugs, CAD were recently appointed training partners with the HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Sandra Taylor, under  ‘Connecting for Life Dublin North City & County Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2018 - 2020.   Our role is the administration of  SafeTalk, ASIST and Understanding Self-Harm education programmes in the Dublin North City and County area.


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