Supporting Young People who Hear Voices & Self Harm

September 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre (Annex Room)
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA
020 7911 0822

About the course:

Whilst awareness of the prevalence of self harm has grown in recent years, it remains a challenging area for youth workers and clinicians. When self harm is linked to voice-hearing (either as a response to the voices or as an expression of underlying distress) – this challenge can be amplified.

This training will demystify the relationship between voices and self harm, and provide space to explore:

  • Self-harm and voice-hearing from the perspective of a young person
  • The potential functions of self harm and how this can be related to voice-hearing
  • The relationship between self harm, voice hearing, emotions & traumatic life events
  • Ways of safely opening up conversations around self-harm and voice-hearing
  • Coping strategies to reduce distress and promote empowerment

This workshop is suitable for:

Anyone working with, or supporting, children or young people who hear voices and self-harm, including: parents, youth workers, counsellors, CAMHS, EIP teams, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, OTs, support workers, GPs, substance misuse workers, YOTs, helpline staff, teachers, mentors & more.

Young people (16+) with lived experience of voices, visions, other sensory experiences or self-harm.


This is a FREE training course for anyone working with children or young people who hear voices, see visions, or have other sensory experiences.

Important Information:

  • This course is open to people who support and/or work with children and young people (in a variety of settings, including the home). If you do not currently support or work with children and young people, we may not be able to accept your booking.
  • We cannot accept group bookings – each attendee must register themselves and provide their contact details in case of emergencies.
  • As our courses are often oversubscribed, please book your place only if you are confident you are able to attend for the full day.
  • If you are unable to make the course, please cancel your place as early as possible to avoid spaces going to waste, by emailing

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