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Understanding self-harm and suicidal ideation & intent for Mental Health service providers- with HPFT

27 March - 10:00 - 12:00


Course fee: Non-member: £50 | Associate Member: £38 | ACE Member: £34 | HCPA Member: Fully funded

Half day course via Zoom
This course is suitable for all Mental Health services, and is best suited for managers and seniors who are able to implement new practice into care planning.

The issues of self-harm and suicidal ideation are subjects whose stigma are starting to be addressed by society, and as such the sheer prevalence of both are becoming more understood. This training has been developed to promote professional vigilance at the community level and give professionals the knowledge, skills and confidence to work with affected individuals.

The course will explain what self-harm is, why people use it as a means of coping, and methods including typical and atypical to show the scale of harmful behaviours.

It will explain why people may have suicidal thoughts, how these range in frequency and intensity and will consider biological considerations for both issues as a way of explaining in more detail their nature.

The course will cover how learners can use their knowledge to inform care planning and will be introduced to wellness plans and simple tools regarding harm reduction, that when combined with care plans can improve wellbeing outcomes for people.

We want providers to feel equipped to have conversations with people who they either know or suspect are affected and feel confident to provide person centred support from accessing this training.

Learning objectives:
• Understand the definition of self-harm
• Understand the importance of vigilance
• Understand biological considerations
• Understand links between self-harm and suicide
• Common factors associated with suicide thoughts/intent
• How knowledge of the subjects can be used to inform care plans.
• Understand what organisations and resources can help.

Bookings of more than two delegates per site may be amended to allow access to all member organisations at the discretion of HCPA.
Delegates who are late may not be admitted into the training and a cost incurred.


27 March
10:00 - 12:00
Course Categories:


Team Leaders/ Seniors, Management, Nurses
Mental health
Day Opportunity, Direct Payment/ Personal Assistant, Flexi Care/ Extra care, Homecare, Nursing Home, Residential Home, Supported Living
Mental Health
Non-member fee:
Associate Member fee:
ACE Member fee:
HCPA Member fee:
Fully funded