22 May 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Supporting people who self-harm in forensic settings

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by Mind in Camden

Supporting people who self-harm in forensic and detention settings

1 day training: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 22nd May 2019

This course will provide a space for staff to explore ways of understanding and supporting people who self-harm in forensic and detention settings.

Self-harm is common, however, staff often struggle with wanting to help but not knowing what is best to do. Amongst others, the words ‘suicidal’, ‘attention-seeking’ and ‘risk’, can come to mind. Two ways of responding are to ignore it or to try to get the person to stop.

During the course, we shall reflect on the impact of working with self-harm whilst developing skills to work with those we are supporting.

Topics covered include:

  • What is self-harm and why might someone do it?
  • The relationship between self-harm, emotions and traumatic life events
  • Ways of safely opening up conversations about self-harm
  • Coping strategies for those who want to stop or reduce their self-harm
  • Self-care strategies for staff

This training is developed using personal experience and on the ground work with women in forensics and detention. It includes a mixture of slides, experiential discussions and activities to explore how best to work with self-harm.


This workshop is free for those who work in an Immigration Removal Centre, Prison or Forensic Unit (medium-high secure). We welcome enquiries from staff in all roles inclusive of officers and safer custody departments, mental health and healthcare teams.

To apply for a place, please register your interest. We shall then be in touch to confirm your booking.

For more information please email or visit:


Mind in Camden
Barnes House
9-15 Camden Road
London NW1 9LQ

E: jfaulkner@mindincamden.org.uk
T: 020 7911 0822

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22 May 2019
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


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