Understanding Self-Harm

Responding to children and young people who may be self –harming​

Course Description

A basic understanding of self-harm and how to best support someone that may be experiencing this.

Course Overview

An introduction to understanding self-harm, why people self-harm, types of self-harming and how to apply a model of intervention when supporting someone experiencing this type of behaviour response.



Comprehensive Exploration

  • 3 Main Topics
  • Quizzes
  • Videos
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • 1 Course Evaluation
  • 1 Certification

Topic 1

What is self-harm and why people experience this?

Topic 2

An Introduction to common self-harming behaviours

Topic 3

Supporting someone experiencing self-harming behaviours – C.L.A.S.S.I.C. model  

Jacob Mangelsdorf

Key Learning Outcomes 

Understand why people self-harm

Knowledge, function and understanding of common self-harming behaviours

How to apply the C.L.A.S.S.I.C. model when someone experiencing self-harming behaviours

Meet the instructor

Jacob Mangelsdorf

I’m Jacob Mangelsdorf, I have been part of the SMG team since April 2023, within a training and educator role.  I have been a professional counsellor since 2008 and clinically registered with PACFA specialising in grief and trauma. I support families, couples, children, and young people, I also have experience working with people who struggle with mental health and addiction barriers.   Throughout my professional career I have developed various training and information sessions with a practical and useful focus.