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Self Harm: Tools and Strategies for Reducing Risk

  • London Family Court Clinic 254 Pall Mall Street London, ON, N6A 5P6 Canada (map)

Self-harming and self-injury behaviours are increasing at an alarming rate – particularly among children and young people. It’s common to feel helpless when faced with such distressing behaviour. Self-harm is often an immediate solution to bigger and more complex issues, but it can also have serious or even tragic outcomes. This workshop will support you in learning how to both assess risk and reduce risk.

Registration fee: $85.00

Sign-in opens at 9:00am, training will begin at 9:30
Lunch & refreshments are included in the registration fee.

This workshop is ideal for:

This workshop is designed for health professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatrists, school counsellors, student wellbeing officers, doctors, nurses, OTs, youth workers, and outreach workers.

Learning Objectives:

  • By the end of the workshop, participants will;

  • Have a greater understanding of self-injury and why it occurs;

  • Be able to identify warning signs that indicate someone may be self-harming;

  • Know what to do when someone discloses their self-harming behaviour to you;

  • Understand risk management and harm reduction;

  • Be able to differentiate between self-harm and a suicide attempt; 

  • Understand the self-harm continuum; 

  • Have safer coping strategies.

HEATHER FREDIN, RP
Workshop Facilitator