Living alongside self-harm (understanding self-harm) Part 1

Caring for someone who has a self-harming behaviour can be distressing for both you and the person you care for. It can take many forms including: self-injury (cutting, overdosing, etc), eating disorders, risk taking behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse.

It can be stressful to live alongside, hard to understand and difficult to know how to help.

In these live, online Zoom sessions we will:

Part 1:

  • Look at possible causes of self-harming behaviour
  • Discuss the spectrum of self-harming behaviour and its link to mental health
  • Chat about the experiences and perspectives of a person who is self-harming
  • Talk about the impact of attitudes to self-harm, and the stigma surrounding it