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Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People (E-learning)

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Course Aim

To educate learners about the warning signs, risk factors and actions to take if they suspect a child or young person is self-harming or having suicidal thoughts.

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • List the warning signs that might suggest self-harm or suicidal thoughts in children and young people

  • Explain what you should do if you suspect self-harm

  • Outline the risk factors and possible causes of self-harm and suicidal thoughts in children and young people

Topics include: self-harm definitions, psychological, environmental and neurobiological factors, why people self-harm, risk factors and warning signs of suicide.

How does e-learning work?

Each Module has a number of interactive learning screens, learner challenges, tracking and on-line assessment.  There is a certificate for successful applicants.  The training takes approximately one to one and a half hours to complete – some people will do it more quickly and others may take longer.  You can do it in stages and save your work.

What equipment is needed to access the modules?

All that is needed is access to a computer that has an internet connection.  The system has been optimised to allow minimum access time, but a broadband connection is preferable.  The modules have been developed using Flash technology and a Flash Player needs to be installed on the computer. (You will get this automatically).


Please note that this method of training is just an alternative to face to face training. As with all child protection training we advise that you discuss learning and gain support after the course if necessary.

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