Self-harm is when an individual intentionally damages or injures their body. It is usually when an individual finds it difficult coping with or is expressing overwhelming emotional distress. The intention is more often to punish themselves, express their distress or relieve high levels of tension. The reason can sometimes be both or possibly a cry for help.
Workshops can help individuals to discuss thoughts and feelings and how it in turn affects their behaviour and wellbeing. Through groups and individual sessions, they understand they are not the only ones experiencing some of these symptoms. It helps individuals to gain insight into why they self-harm. Different coping strategies to help prevent further episodes of self-harm will also be discussed.