Creative Responses to Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour

with Hannah Godfrey

Both dates for this workshop are now full. Please use the booking form if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

Monday 6th February 2017, 9:45-12:45 – FULL

Monday 23rd January 2017, 9:45-12:45 – FULL

Hannah qualified as an Art Psychotherapist at the University of Leeds, and has worked with clients with complex needs, self harming and suicidal behaviour for 14 years. She is an associate lecture on the post graduate degree course for Art Therapy in Sheffield and works within the NHS.


Self harm and suicidal behaviour often produce tension, fear, anger, misunderstanding and frustration in both professionals and families. Practitioners frequently feel they lack support or training in this area, yet are expected to deal with it routinely in the course of their work.

This workshop will:

  • Explore creative approaches to addressing and managing these feelings, combined with practical risk management and harm minimisation techniques.
  • Acknowledge the challenges for professionals in different setting with different clients
  • Explore the often unexpected or unconscious aetiology of self harming and suicidal behaviours
  • Support practitioners to feel more confident and equipped to work with the increasing number of clients presenting with these difficulties
  • Offer a chance for practitioners to reflect on their experience


Click here for details of all our CPD events in 2016-17. Our online booking form is here.