2021 dates now booking:

Date: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Time: 9:30am – 1pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Eligibility: Staff or volunteers of community and voluntary organisations operating in the Western Trust Area

To book, please complete the booking form below and return to:

Email: [email protected]
Post: Clear Project
Unit 13, Strabane Enterprise Agency
Orchard Rd Industrial Estate
BT82 9FR


Programme Outline (Half-day)

  1. Definitions and understanding of self-harm terminology.
  2. Most recent statistical information on self-harm in Northern Ireland.
  3. Understanding self-harm: Key Life Themes.
  4. Understanding self-harm: Functions and Meanings.
  5. ‘The Person Behind the Behaviour’: a developmental psychology overview of personality.
  1. Definitions and understanding of alcohol use/misuse/abuse and dependency.
  2. Most recent Statistical evidence of the presence of alcohol in self-harm and suicide episodes.
  3. Understanding Alcohol: pharmacology, physical and psychological effects.
 Working with Self-harm and Alcohol:
  1. Effect of alcohol abuse on self-harm and suicidal behaviour.
  2. Working with the two issues simultaneously: identifying needs.
Crisis Intervention Skills:
  1. Skills practice.
  2. Referral Pathways.

Places are limited and age restrictions apply.  Full attendance is essential. These sessions are open to staff and volunteers of community and voluntary sector organisations within the Western Trust Area. 

Facilitated by Zest