Understanding Self-Harm Seminar for Parents

Tuesday, November 21st 2017

7:00 pm

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Understanding Self-Harm Seminar for Parents


This two-hour seminar for parents on Understanding Self-Harm aims to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-harm and the reasons underlying such behaviour. The seminar will also help participants to consider the needs of people who self-harm and gain knowledge of the following:

  • Definitions of self-harm and its relationship with suicide
  • Understanding of the prevalence of self-harm across different age groups and genders
  • The functions, motivations and meanings underlying self-harm
  • Awareness of the needs of people who self-harm and how to demonstrate improved sensitivity
  • Possible interventions and helpful responses in responding to people who self-harm
  • Information on the appropriate and relevant supports and services, locally and nationally.

    Essential seminar for parents


Venue:                  Laois Education Centre

Dates:                   Tuesday 21st November 2017

Time:                   7pm – 9pm

Facilitator:           Josephine Rigney, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention – Laois/Offaly



To book a place on the above course please contact Yvonne, Laois Education Centre at (057) 8672402


  • There is no fee for the above course.
  • Booking is essential.
  • Places are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.