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Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1-1.5 hours
towards your CPD

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

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • List the warning signs that might suggest self-harm or suicidal thought 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

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction
  • Self-harm definitions
  • Current facts and figures
  • Callie's story
  • Psychological factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Biological factors
  • Alfie's story
  • Examples of self-harm
  • Warning signs - self-harm
  • Responding to the signs
  • Self-harm risk factors
  • Warning signs - suicide
  • Communication
  • Alternative coping strategies
  • Other agencies
  • Early Help Assessment
  • Local support
  • Summary

Target Audience

This course is aimed at all professionals who come into contact with children or young people.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Engaging. Visual clarity, concise but very informative
17/04/2016 HM
It is a valuable course to do and gives really good advice and has some really helpful links
13/04/2016 JG
I liked the way the material was presented as it kept your interest. By moving around a page you weren't just reading a block of text. You were kept alert and the characters made it nicer on the eye
01/03/2016 AG
I liked the fact that there was only a certain amount of information on each page, but that you could click on for further info if you wished. I like that you can go back to the previous pages without too much trouble. I am pleased there is no time limit when completing the modules.
30/01/2016 CH
The fact that this online learning system allows you to pause, save and come back to 'where you left of' if needed.
02/01/2016 BN

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1-1.5 hours.

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