04 October, 2021

How to help students who are self-harming

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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