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Supporting children and young people who self-harm


09/06/2020 09:30






Update to our learning programme

As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training and events programme to a digital webinar format for the foreseeable future.

Our webinar programme can be found here.

We're running this webinar as an abbreviated version of the full-day training course detailed below, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

We believe it is important that the sector continues to build resilient networks, share helpful resources and develop the skills our workforce needs to provide high-quality support to children and young people.

As such we will be rescheduling and/or changing the format of our upcoming events. Please note that our Learning and Events team will be in touch with everyone who has booked a place at an April - June event to confirm arrangements.

Our office is now closed and staff will be working from home – you can contact the team using this email

About this event

This course is designed to improve working practice, knowledge and skills by exploring the key issues associated with self harm. You’ll explore what self harm is (and is not), why people self harm, and how to support someone who self harms, including good and bad practice, and discussions of useful tools and techniques to employ.

Key learning:

  • Develop your understanding of self harm and the reasons why a child or young person might self harm
  • Exploring best practice in supporting children and young people who self harm.

Facilitator bio

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities and will be facilitating this training course. Penumbra were founded in 1985, they work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental health problems.

Penumbra's Self Harm Projects are community-based services that work with people who self harm and who might be at risk of suicide.

The projects provide a safe, non-judgemental, person centred environment in which people can explore their self harm issues and look at ways to manage and identify coping strategies. We provide informal emotional support for people who self-harm as well as their families and carers.


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