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Working in Emergency Care with People who Self Harm

This course is only available as Onsite Training

This course can be delivered at your trust premises for £2,500 plus VAT for up to 30 delegates. This includes speaker fees, travel and all course materials.


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A practical course supporting skills development, service improvement and implementation of the NICE Guideline on Self Harm

Ambulance Services and Emergency Departments (A&E) treat up to 170,000 people a year following self harm. The NICE Guideline on Self Harm, published in 2004, sets standards for care in the first 48 hours. However, staff in ambulance services and acute medical settings receive little training on self harm and often feel ill equipped to respond. Service users report that understanding and positive attitudes from staff are the most important factors in receiving quality care. This training draws on learning from good practice initiatives and the Royal College of Psychiatrists ‘Better Services for People who Self Harm’ Quality Improvement Project.



  • Understanding reasons for self harm
  • Cultural differences and self harm
  • Consent and capacity
  • Self harm in triage and psychosocial
  • Joint working between ambulance,
    acute and mental health services
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