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Working with Young People Who Self-Harm

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Course outline (Self Harm)

This workshop is aimed at practitioners working with young people. It is intended that by the end of the workshop practitioners will have an understanding of why young people self-harm and how to approach the subject in a meaningful and useful manner. Practitioners will be encouraged to think about how they might assess the seriousness of the harm and offer alternatives for dealing with the issues young people face.

Course Content

•       Outline, Introductions, expectations

•       What is self-harm

•       Functions of self-harm

•       Understanding the behaviour

•       Alternatives to self-injurious behaviour

•       When to refer on

•       Feedback, closing remarks, endings


Lesley Parker is a certified transactional analyst with an MSc in TA and a UKCP registered psychotherapist. She has 19 years’ experience of working with young people, families and adults. She is the Clinical Practice Manager at Relate Birmingham and has a Diploma in Supervision. She is a Relate Trainer and Relate registered supervisor. Lesley has been developing and delivering training for Relate for 6 years.

Relate Birmingham

As the UK’s largest relationship support organisation with over 70 years’ experience, Relate is ideally placed to provide essential skills training to support people in the workplace and at home.  Founded in 1944 Relate Birmingham provides a range of counselling and training services in Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country and South Staffordshire.

Workshop Fees and Venue

A full day workshop is £70.00.  Fees include all course materials, handouts, certificate of attendance, a sandwich lunch and accreditation where applicable.

Please see the booking form attached below. 


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Relate Birmingham, 111 Bishopsgate Street, Birmingham, B15 1ET