This course will provide a space for staff to explore ways of understanding and supporting people who self-harm in forensic and detention settings.
Self-harm is common, however, staff often struggle with wanting to help but not knowing what is best to do. Amongst others, the words ‘suicidal’, ‘attention-seeking’ and ‘risk’, can come to mind. Two ways of responding are to ignore it or to try to get the person to stop.
During the course, we shall reflect on the impact of working with self-harm whilst developing skills to work with those we are supporting.
This workshop is free for those who work in an Immigration Removal Centre, Prison or Forensic Unit (medium-high secure). We welcome enquiries from staff in all roles inclusive of officers and safer custody departments, mental health and healthcare teams.