Understanding and Responding to Self Harm and Suicide in Young People
Date(s) - 13/04/2021
Presented by : Michael Hempseed
9.30am-12.30pm Tuesday 13 April 2021
Self-harm and suicide are major issues amongst New Zealand young people. Recent studies suggest up to one third of teenagers have tried self-harm. It is an issue that needs to be taken extremely seriously. There are a lot of myths about both topics that prevent a lot of people from getting the help they need. This evidence based, best practice workshop will empower you to help a young person who is self-harming.
The key learnings will be:
- What is self-harm and why young people do it?
- Are they just “seeking attention?”
- How trauma, anxiety and sensory processing issues can lead to a heightened stress response
- Common myths and misconceptions will be addressed
- The teenage brain and how to prevent copycat behaviour
Empower professionals to have the confidence to manage a young person in crisis.
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Date: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Venue: Online. A link will be sent prior to the workshop date
Cost: $75 + GST per person
Register: Online here