Self-Harming Awareness

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Self-harming is an issue that impacts many people, and by strengthening our understanding of why people do this, we can help others overcome it. By gaining a stronger awareness, we can really start to help those who suffer, and we may even begin to think differently about how we approach this.

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All about this Self-Harming Awareness Course

Self-harm is a complex subject and although we have made progress in understanding this, we still have a long way to go. While evidence suggests that around a quarter of young people aged 14 have self-harmed, the figure is actually believed to be much higher as self-harming is difficult to record accurately, and therefore a true representation of the scale is unknown. Self-harm affects both males and females, and impacts adults as well as children.

This course will provide you with more awareness in relation to self-harm, as we’ll explore what self-harm is and its causes. We’ll also explore myths, who is at risk of self-harming and the types of self-harm, as well as looking at how a person who self-harms can be helped, supported and treated.

Self-harm doesn’t simply affect the person, it impacts their family and friends too, so this is something else this course will review. One of the key issues with self-harm, is that we don’t know what to do, so we’ll explore how we can support a person in detail, by looking at ways we can respond, help them manage feelings and embrace techniques to help them overcome this.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Self-Harming Awareness – In the first unit of the Self-Harming Awareness course you will explore who will benefit from the course and learn what can cause people to self-harm. You will also review some statistics of self-harm.
  • Unit 2 – The Risk Factors – In this unit you will explore the risk factors for self-harm, you will learn who is at higher risk of self-harming. You will also cover the different types of self-harm and how these can be spotted.
  • Unit 3 –The Professional Management of Self-Harm – You will learn how self-harm is professionally managed, what services are available and the potential treatments. You will also look at the Care Programme Approach and the short- and long-term management.
  • Unit 4 – How to Support Someone who Self-Harms – In the final unit of our Self-Harming Awareness course, you will learn the different ways you can support someone who self-harms, or if you self-harm, this unit will act as a self-help guide.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Self-Harming Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Self-Harming Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Self-Harming Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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Self-Harming Awareness
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