Self harm and suicidal thoughts often go hand in hand with loneliness and feelings of low self-worth. Self harm involves deliberately hurting oneself and is a way of coping with emotional distress. Many issues can trigger self harming and suicidal thoughts.
This module examines how various factors may be linked to self harm and suicidal thoughts and emphasises the importance of social support and help-seeking to manage these feelings.
Workers learn about isolation and how that can lead to suicidal thoughts. They are taught about the signs and symptoms of self harm. They are encouraged to seek help if they are experiencing suicidal thoughts and where they can get help in the work context.