Young people can practice self-harming behaviours for different reasons and at different points in time. Self-harm can be hard to recognise and isn't a mental health diagnosis in its own right, which can add to the difficulty and sensitivity in understanding it.Watch the webinar on YouTube
As part of WIMS Live, we hosted a webinar which aims to support teachers and school staff to spot the signs of when a student or young person in their classroom might be self-harming and to know how to respond.
Speakers included Sinead Raftery of Pieta, who spoke about how to approach students you think may be self-harming and what to do if a student approaches you about it. Dr Susan Healy of St Patrick's Mental Health Services also explained what self-harm is and how we can better understand self-harming behaviours.
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