South Yorkshire health workers learn more about self-harm

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Health workers have taken part in a special workshop to raise awareness about the impact of self-harm.

The event was organised by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Trust staff were joined by employees from other NHS organisations to share learning about self-harm and the impact that it has on people.

Guest speakers included Professor Nav Kapur, from the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester, Gill Pope, chairwoman of the self-injury group at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, and Shaun Rowark, technical analyst for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Anne Rolfe, compliance manager at the trust, who organised the workshop, said: “The self-harm workshop is a great opportunity for local NHS organisations to come together and share learning from experts.

“It’s really important that staff understand the issues surrounding self-harm and its impact.”

She added: “It is hoped that the event will help to raise awareness and ensure that staff have the knowledge to help to improve the standards of care for people who self-harm.”