How can staff help reduce self-harm in a residential setting? By Scott Mitchell – The Therapeutic Care Journal

My advice for practitioners working with self-harm behaviour is to pay attention to the behaviours before and after an incident, consider this with your emotional response, as these are key to understanding the motivation behind the behaviour, the behaviour is communication Record the incidents if it is an ongoing theme, see if there is a pattern and if it has any connections to their past. Don’t underestimate the importance of the primary experience; it is the foundation of a healthy mind.

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