Self-harm Awareness

Self-harm encompasses a range of behaviours which can occur among the users of many of the services provided by Moray Council and its partners. Throughout the council we have found the people can often be concerned about how to recognise it, how (or if) they should respond to it, and how they might help.

Who should attend?

Any staff member or practitioner who believes that self-harm occurs among their service users and who wants to know more about it.

2018 dates

Thursday 25 January
9.30am - 12.30pm
Training room 2 in HQ Annexe
Wednesday 23 May
9.30am - 12.30pm
Training room 2 in HQ Annexe
Thursday 22 November
9.30am - 12.30pm
Training room 1 in HQ Annexe


Please note we may need to postpone this course should there be insufficient numbers to make it viable.

How to book this course (PDF)

What will it cover?

Following the session, you will be able to:

  • Offer a working definition of self-harm and describe its various forms
  • Provide information about the incidence of self-harm among various groups
  • Describe causes of self-harm and factors which might trigger or sustain it
  • Explain why some people self-harm
  • Explain the associations between self-harm and suicide
  • Respond constructively to incidents of self-harm
  • Suggest self-help for those who may harm themselves

Further courses to consider

Mental Health Awareness

Building Personal Resilience

Confident Communications


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