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Self Harm Awareness Session: 28 February

Launchpad North Tyneside is offering a free 2.5 hour self harm awareness session at Meadow Well Connected on Thursday 28 February at 1pm. The session will be  delivered by Steve O`Driscoll, who self-harmed for over 20 years and managed to overcome his problems. Steve now shares his experiences to help and support others and also facilitates a group in Newcastle to support people who self-harm.

The session will cover:

  • 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.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited and this event is expected to be very popular. Email bethlaunchpadnt@gmail.com to book your place.