A 2.5hr session delivered by Steve O’Driscoll who self-harmed for over 20 years and managed to overcome his problems and now shares his experiences to help and support others and also facilitates a group in Newcastle to support people who self-harm.

The session covers:

  • What is self-harm?
  • Types of self-harm.
  • Who self-harms?
  • What makes people self-harm?
  • How does it feel?
  • Are people who do mentally ill?
  • Signs to look out for.
  • Coping techniques.
  • Treatment.
  • Self-help.
  • What if you don’t get help?
  • How you support a person.
  • Self-harm first aid kit.
  • Steve will also share his journey of recovery.

The session is very relaxed and there is plenty of opportunity to ask those unanswered questions around a subject that is still taboo to many in society.

Time: 10am-12.30pm
Day: Thursday
Dates: 4th October
Location: Anderson House
Contact: ReCoCo
Course leader: Steve O’Driscoll