Self-harm and working in schools

Content warning: this entire resource discusses self-harm and has some mention of suicidal thoughts.

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Increasingly teachers and other school staff are being made aware of self-harm, what it is, and how to talk to pupils about it.

But are school staff considered in these discussions? And does your school take staff into consideration when developing support, training and guidance?

This guide is for school staff who feel they or a colleague may be at risk of self-harm. It includes information on:

  • how to recognise self-harm
  • how to get help or offer support
  • how school managers and leaders can address the subject

Some of the content in this resource may be difficult to read. Try to set aside safe and appropriate time and space to consider the contents. 

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