These slides were developed for East Sussex Council’s annual safeguarding conference.
Here’s the session overview:
Breaking the Cycle of Self-Harm
Self-harm is increasingly prevalent, yet many colleagues report not really understanding it and worrying they’ll make things worse if they try to support a student. During this keynote, Pooky will answer the many questions you have about the ‘What’, the ‘Why’ and the ‘What next’ of self- harm, whether you’re looking to lead an organisation-wide approach or you have an individual in mind you want to make a difference to.
If you were there, I hope these are a helpful aide-memoire. If not, I hope they make enough sense without me to be useful. If you’d like to download them, you can do so via this page on slideshare.
Here are some further resources you might find helpful to build on the session:
- VIDEO: 6 Steps to Effective Co-Regulation
- PODCAST: Why Do People Self-Harm?
- BOOK: Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools
- BOOK: Self-Harm: How to Help Your Child (£2.99 eBook by Pooky)
- BOOK: Can I Tell You About Self-Harm?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
- GUIDE: Self-Harm Safety Plan
- GUIDE: Self-Care Ideas for Busy Parents and Carers
- GUIDE: Six Simple Breathing Strategies (Includes box breathing)
- GUIDE: 80 Ideas for Venting Big Feelings
- VIDEO: The one-minute rule for crisis moments
- VIDEO: ADHD/AUTISM | Fidgets for the Classroom with Lyra
- VIDEO: 12 ways to get through the next minute when you feel the urge to self-harm
- WEBSITE: Harmless – self-harm support and resources
- WEBSITE: Young Minds – support and information for parents