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Organisation Description

Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a charity. We were set up in 1986, to support women in emotional distress. We particularly help girls and women who harm themselves (often called self-injury). This is how some people cope with their feelings and problems. We have carried out extensive research with women who self-injure, and through our work we have developed a deep understanding of the reasons individuals harm themselves and of the things they may find helpful or supportive.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

    Workshop | Self Injury Support

    Self Injury Support

    This is a one day training course designed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder. The course will cover how individuals are diagnosed with BPD and the impact of the symptoms and experiences associated with this diagnosis. Participants’ will have the opportunity to reflect on the range of feelings; attitudes and responses that can arise when supporting people with a BPD diagnosis and learn about helpful responses. The training will provide information about the relationship between a BPD diagnosis and self-injury; as well as the best practice for support of clients; including harm minimisation strategies and person-centred practice.

  • Working effectively with individuals who use self-injury

    Training Course | Self Injury Support

    Self Injury Support

    This is a one day training course designed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-injury. The course will consider why people self-injure and what their needs might be; as well as how workers can provide helpful responses to self-injury. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and identify some of the challenges that they might encounter when working with people who use self-injury. The training will explore how to manage these challenges and use strategies to help reduce self-injury and relieve distress of clients.

  • Working with young people who self-injure

    Workshop | Self Injury Support

    Self Injury Support

    This is a one day training course designed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of self-injury. The course will consider why young people self-injure and what their needs might be; as well as how workers can provide helpful responses. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and identify some of the challenges that they might encounter when working with young people who use self-injury. The training will explore how to manage these challenges and use strategies to help reduce self-injury and relieve distress of clients.