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Course Date

November 24, 2017

Course Cost


Coffee & registration from 9.30 a.. Lunch included.

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Edinburgh Hilton Grsovenor Hotel

Grosvenor St.
EH12 5EF

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

for pastoral care staff, teaching staff, nurses and matrons


It is estimated that 1 in 10 young people will self-harm in any one year in the UK. With this statistic it is paramount that we have a better understanding as professionals as to what self-harm is, the functions of the behaviour and how best to support someone. Self-harm is often misunderstood or there is the perpetual fear from the professional of saying/doing the wrong thing and making the self-harm worse. 

This professional learning is designed to increase colleagues’ confidence, understanding and knowledge by reducing fear and tackling the myths of self-harm. 

The day will be led by Satveer Nijjar.  Satveer has facilitated sessions for numerous independent schools and the BSA.  Feedback is regularly rated ‘excellent’.  Further information about Satveer and her work can be found via her website - 

This will be an interactive day and will include the following: 

  • Statistics
  • Why people turn to self-harm – triggers and functions.
  • The role of the internet/social media.
  • Myths & language use.
  • Self-harm and suicide – similarities and differences.
  • How to support someone who self-harms.

 Please register as soon as possible and by Friday 17 November the latest.


Coffee & registration from 9.30 a.m.

Lead Delegate

For non members, please complete the name and address of your school for invoicing, or personal address if self-funding. Self-funding applicants are required to pay in advance. Non members will be invoiced before attending a course.

Once submitted a confirmation email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive a confirmation please email

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