Self-harm & Suicide

Self-harm is an increasingly recognised phenomenon and one of the strongest predictors of suicide, which continues to be one of the leading causes of death in young people world-wide. Self-harm can take many forms and may present with or without suicidal intent and both in the context of mental disorder, and without.

  • Female Teacher Helping Pupil Using Computer In Classroom

    Self Harm – Pedagogy in practice

    This free Self Harm session is exclusively for teachers and school leaders, and Chartered College of Teaching Members. ACAMH is delighted to have teamed up with the Chartered College of Teaching to present these FREE online training series entitled ‘Pedagogy in practice’.

    Event type
    Pedagogy in practice
    Location
    LIVE STREAM
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  • Professor Dennis Ougrin

    Understanding Self-harm – Ask the Expert

    For this teacher and school leader exclusive session we are delighted to welcome Professor Dennis Ougrin to share his knowledge and insights into self-harm and suicide; specifically exploring the complexity around this phenomenon, by providing data on prevalence, risk factors and strategies for support.

    Event type
    Teacher Exclusive Event
    Location
    LIVE STREAM
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    How to Cope When Your Child Can’t: How parents can help themselves and each other

    This free session uses the latest evidence-based research, and examples from parents to help us understand what we can and cannot do; to help us to accept any distress, worry, anxiety, sadness or loss of control in our situations; to see that we can tolerate these things; and to know that there are ways to move forward.

    Event type
    Talk with Q&A
    Location
    LIVE STREAM
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    NICE guidelines for self-harm: a new school of thought

    New NICE guidelines for the management of self-harm in the UK emphasise the important role of non-specialists. In this article, Holly Crudgington and Dennis Ougrin discuss this guidance, focusing on the new advice for schools and its implications.

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    Childhood Adversity: Recovery, Resilience and Prevention Seminars

    BOOKINGS CLOSE TUESDAY 3 MAY at 12 noon. A series of four virtual half-day seminars have been organised by ACAMH in collaboration with Child and Family Training (CFT). Don’t miss this chance to attend four half-day online seminars, and NINE practitioner guides PLUS associated licences, and SAVE up to £50! Over 10 hours of online training, with access to the recording for 28 days, PLUS 4 CPD certificates emailed to you for each of the sessions.

    Event type
    4 half day training online
    Location
    LIVE STREAM
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    How effective are tools to help school staff better respond to young people who self-harm?

    Aureliane Pierret and colleagues at the University of Cambridge carried out a systematic review into the effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of interventions and tools to support school staff to better respond to young people who disclose self-harm.

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    What are the characteristics of arguments that precede youth suicide?

    Researchers at Kent State University, USA have studied the characteristics of conflicts or arguments before death by suicide in young people aged 17 years or younger.

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  • Conflating risk and mental illness

    In this thoughtful article, a young person, Anna, reflects on her experience of risk being conflated with mental illness in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), highlighting crucial lessons for clinicians, commissioners, and policy makers.

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  • JCPP Editorial: Volume 62, Issue 08, August 2021

    Editorial: ‘COVID-19: lessons learned for suicide prevention’ by Joan R. Asarnow and Bowen Chung

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  • Joanna Foster

    Fire starting; what makes young people do it, which interventions work – Joanna Foster (session 2)

    Led by criminologist Joanna Foster, this is the second of two workshops exploring what is known about children and teenagers who set fires. ACAMH members can now receive a CPD certificate for watching this recorded lecture.

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