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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.