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Self-Harm and Eating Disorders – Providing Positive Support

How to identify and support students before it's too late

Open Training Course Open Course
Inhouse Training Course In-house

Suitable for: Pastoral leaders, heads of years, form tutors, boarding staff and other members of staff who want to provide effective support for self-harm and eating disorders.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary
  • Further Education
  • Special

Course Reference: 7486WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Students who have recovered from self-harm and eating disorders often cite the pivotal role that a supportive school can play. This course draws on the experiences and best practice outlined by over 1000 school staff and hundreds of students who have overcome self-harm or eating disorders. We aim to provide you with a wide range of ideas and strategies, and renewed confidence in your ability to support students causing concern.

  • Understand what self-harm and eating disorders are and why people develop them
  • Use risk factors and warning signs to determine who needs support
  • Handle difficult conversations with students sensitively
  • Respond appropriately to self-harm incidents at school
  • Work with parents and peers to support student recovery
  • Use a range of practical strategies to support students in school
  • Make referrals to CAMHS when escalation is appropriate
Outstanding course. Wonderful course leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Rhian Davies, Oldfield School
An understanding of the issues and practical advice that I can use within my role. Nicola Wainwright, Heanor Gate Science College
Very informative and interesting. Leonie Thompson, Parmiters School
Provided very good and structured information on the topics and good practical strategies on how to engage with young people, parents and other professionals. Marianne Marino, Ellern Mede School
With the rise in numbers of students who self harm this course provided a good insight, relevant strategies to use & apply in educational settings. Mollie Swadkins, Carmel College
It was very informative and I learnt a great deal to take back to school. Abigail Cox, King Edward VI College
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