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Understanding Self-harm – Ask the Expert

About the event

Self-harm is an increasingly recognised phenomenon and one of the strongest predictors of suicide, which continues to be one of the leading causes of death in young people worldwide. Self-harm can take many forms and may present with or without suicidal intent and both in the context of mental disorder, and without.

Self-harm does not occur exclusively in the context of mental disorder, there are many known psychosocial risk factors and it is associated with a range of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

As anchor institutions in society, schools play an important role in identifying, referring and supporting pupils who may be at risk of self-harming. As teachers, it is important to be aware of some of the risks, clues and cues of self-harm, in order to better support children & young people who are experiencing difficulties.

Key Takeaways

  • Identify the general trends in self-harm and suicide
  • Recognise the risk factors for self-harm in children and adolescents
  • Explore the role of emotional regulation in supporting young people who are at risk of self-harm & suicidal ideation


October 11, 2022
3:45 pm
- 5:00 PM

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