Reducing and Identifying the Risk of Self Harm
Our Training provides professionals with the underpinning knowledge to be confident when dealing with people that may be at risk of self-harming or are in the cycle of self-harm, implement best practice and ensuring that people are safeguarded against further risk of significant harm.
This course is part of the Innovate and Inspire UK’s Suite of Safeguarding Courses, and the day’s training will be delivered by leading members of the Innovate and Inspire training team.
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Profile of Innovate and Inspire Trainer:
Self-Harm Michelle McFarlane-Johnson
Michelle McFarlane-Johnson is a Public Health Specialist who has developed her skills in roles within the NHS, Local Authority and Third Sector. During the last 10 years, Michelle has designed, developed and implemented public health interventions to address local health priorities and support reductions in health inequalities for some of the most vulnerable groups.
During her career, she has driven local initiatives to tackle obesity, reduce harm associated with smoking, alcohol & illicit drugs, improve sexual health, reduce teenage pregnancy, reduce instances of sudden infant death and improve mental health and wellbeing.
Michelle is also a member of several local multi-organisational strategic groups and has been instrumental in supporting the development and implementation of local strategy and policies to reduce health inequalities within West Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
More recently, Michelle gained qualified teacher status and has taught for a variety of providers of further and higher education, and most recently, for the NHS. She is currently employed as a Learning & Development Facilitator within Leadership & Organisational Development at a large NHS Teaching Trust.
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By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the statistics and latest research in relation to self-harm.
- Understand the legal obligations of those working with people who self-harm
- Explore the effect of stigma and the facts and myths associated with self-harm
- Identify the high risk groups
- Have an awareness of risk indicators
- Identify the different underlying reasons for self-harming
- Identify physical, emotional and psychological indicators of self-harm
- Develop an understanding of the key steps to help people reduce their harming
- Explore alternative coping strategies for people who self-harm.
- Develop strategy that will work for your organisation/department.
Who should attend?
Heath Visitors, Midwives, Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Children’s Centre Staff, Outreach Workers, Housing Staff and Housing Association Staff, Police Officers, YOT, General Practitioners and Practice Staff, Health Staff in Young Offender Institutions, Substance Misuse workers, Police Community Support Workers, Mental Health Workers, Fostering and Adoption Agencies and Community and Faith leaders.