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With more than a third (36%) of 16–25-year-olds in Britain having self-harmed at some point in their lives *, there has never been a more crucial time to be at the forefront of youth mental health.

KIP Education’s Understanding & Supporting Young People who Self-Harm training is a practical course designed to equip participants with the tools to reshape these statistics and support at-risk young people.

This unique interactive webinar covers the latest theory, research and evidence-based practice guidelines on the detection, prevention, and management of self-injury & self-harming behaviours in young people.

Learn how to make a difference to at-risk young people by building on your core skills, improving your ability to talk about this sensitive topic with young people, assess if they’re ready to make a change, and decide on an appropriate treatment plan.

This course is ideal for those who want to expand their knowledge as a relevant resource for their work with young people.

Join Charlotte Gordon as she shares her expertise, experience and practical tools

Through interactive training and discussion learn effective approaches to build trust, provide support, and empower young people.

Suitable for youth workers, teachers, parents & social care workers and anyone interested in making a positive impact on the lives of young people

This is an event that you do not want to miss!

Aims & Objectives

  • An overview of the latest research on the extent of self-harm among young people and the groups at highest risk.
  • An understanding of why young people self-harm and key steps to help young people reduce their harming
  • Alternative coping strategies for individuals who self-harm
  • An understanding of physical and emotional indicators of self-harm.
  • Exploration and understanding of invitations a person at risk of self-harm may give
  • Learn clear and practical information on how to explore self-harm and respond appropriately
  • Show how to lead constructive self-talk
  • Where to refer young people to specialist support and an introduction to the resources that are available

On completion of this course, you will receive a certificate & resources that can be used towards your continued professional development (CPD)

Join Charlotte Gordon Mentor and renowned Youth Worker for this ground-breaking interactive training.

Engage with expert-led modules that unravel the psychological, emotional, and social consequences, offering a holistic understanding of the challenges faced by young individuals in the digital era.

Acquire practical insights into fostering open and honest conversations with young people, empowering you to address their questions and concerns about harming behaviours with sensitivity and knowledge. 

Additionally, participants will gain access to a wide range of resources, including educational materials, referral networks, and support services.

Please note: this workshop discusses self-harming and other harming-behaviours, a topic that some may find emotive for a wide range of reasons including faith, gender and culture. 


Our experienced trainers support participants through interactive exercises and facilitated discussions, creating a safe space for reflection, sharing and professional development.

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Tel: 0208 207 5567