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Fri, 21 Jun


Online Workshop

Rethinking Self-Harm

Workshop for NeuroEmergence 2024

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Rethinking Self-Harm
Rethinking Self-Harm

Time & Location

21 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 13:00

Online Workshop


About the event

Why we need to rethink self-harm :

The rise in teenage self-harm speaks volumes about the challenges young people face. We must dismantle the stigmas and create a climate of trust to foster open conversations and support healing. Understanding the science of self-harm presents opportunities to eliminate shame and enhance emotional regulation and resilience.

This training takes a uniquely science-based approach to uncover why so many young people are self-harming. It has been developed in consultation with mental health experts, schools, teenagers and their families and draws on insights from neuroscience, evolutionary biology and lived experience.

Expect to learn :

  • Why rethinking self-harm begins with understanding ourselves as human
  • The neuroscience of how self-harm “works”
  • The real reason teenage self-harm is on the rise
  • Why we need to talk about “safe” self-harm
  • How to maintain open and trusting conversations
  • The power of co-regulation
  • And more…

About the facilitator

Beth Derry, is a scientist, a certified resilience coach and a mum of two teens who has spent over two decades helping global clients talk about complex social and environmental issues. Having self-harmed when she was young, Beth has made it her goal to use her scientific expertise and her lived experience to help tackle the challenges young people are facing. She came up with the name Lovely Messy Humans through conversations with teenagers who told her that the information they were given made them feel worse, not better. She provides training and mentoring to schools, organisations and families to ensure young people are given the understanding they need to move beyond self-harm, without shame, and go on to reach their full potential.

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