Understanding and responding to young people who self-harm within youth offending services. Dr Joel Harvey – Clinical Psychologist Dr Alison Sillence- Clinical Psychologist Laura Hawksley - YOS Officer. Introductions. Aims. To survey the risk factors related to self-harm
Dr Joel Harvey – Clinical Psychologist
Dr Alison Sillence- Clinical Psychologist
Laura Hawksley - YOS Officer
But- individuals can be ambivalent- may not be able to articulate their reasons- may not know or remember why
- self-harm and attempted suicide not always distinct.
‘sometimes when people feel low, they have thoughts about harming themselves. I’m just wondering if that’s ever the case for you?’
- What did they do? (eg. Pills? How many, type)
- What generally triggers it?
- Any times when they feel this way but do not self harm (other ways of coping)?
- Any times when the self-harm is worse? (and how bad is it?)
- Times when the self-harm is better?
‘I’m just wondering about what was going on for you when…’. ‘Why?’ can sound accusing at times.
Get into groups and choose a case example.