Facilitated by Dr Sam Littlemore

This one day training course is designed to enable participants to develop an awareness of self-harm and suicide in young people, identify triggers and warning signs and provide effective support to students within the school environment and beyond.

The shoes in the image represent the 226 school children who lost their life to suicide in 2017 in the UK – a pair for each school child

The cost is £189 pp including lunch, refreshments and certification.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to differentiate between different types of self-harming and self-injuring behaviour and identify possible reasons for / functions of these behaviours

  • Consider how personal attitudes and anxieties can have an impact on the response provided

  • Identify the signs and signals that might suggest an individual is thinking about suicide (including identification of risk factors)

  • Explain how to carry out an initial assessment of risk in relation to self-harm, self-injury and suicidal intent (including the need to engage and establish rapport, demonstrate an empathic approach and know how to ask appropriate questions and actively listen)

  • Describe how to respond to both self-harm and concerns that an individual may be considering suicide (including knowledge of who to contact, the boundaries of their own role and the roles of other professionals/agencies)

  • Identify support systems for themselves when dealing with difficult situations


To book, simply complete a booking form using the link:

Course Booking Submission Form

Alternatively, email: trainingsuite@rlt.education