Course Code: TT - Course Duration: 5 - 6 Hours

This Self Harm Training & Ligature Training is ideal for anyone who deals with people who are at risk of attempting suicide or self-harm by a number of means including the application of a ligature. This course gives you skills and knowledge to recognise self harm and ligature injuries, treat a casualty and also to safely remove someone from suspension.

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Mental Health CoursesSelf Harm Training Course Content

  • What is self harm
  • Statistics
  • Types of self harm
  • Concepts of self harm
  • Causes of self harm
  • Situations for discussion
  • Risk Management
  • Help
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Ligature Training | Cutters and Ligatures








Ligature Awareness Course Content

The ligature awareness training course includes the following:

  • Statistics on ligature injuries in HCE
  • Identification of potential ligatures
  • Discussion on ligature points
  • Implementing control measures
  • Management of the ligatured person
  • Personal risk assessment and approach
  • Signs and symptoms of ligature injuries
  • Use of the ligature knife demonstration and practical exercise including:
  1. Safe removal of ligature using a range of ligature cutters
  2. Safe removal from Suspension
  3. Safe storage of ligature cutters

Course Assessment and Certification

There will be continuous tutor assessment on the correct use of Ligature Cutters.  Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard will be awarded a certificate of attendance.


2018 – Nottingham- Care Provider

“May I just say that the self harm and ligature training yesterday was such an eye opener for myself and staff members. The information was very informative and accurate.

The tutor was so passionate which was displayed in the presentation. To be honest I didn’t want him to stop talking I wanted to learn more.

My staff and I reflect back on our own life’s and have learnt how to implement more empathy and understanding of people.

The demonstration on ligature cutting was fantastic all staff participated with confidence.

Again thank you so much for this opportunity.”

Thank you

Registered Home Manager

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Tidal Training provide onsite face to face healthcare training to large and small group organisations and across the United Kingdom. Our tutors will travel to your workplace or choice of venue and deliver training at a time and date which fits in with your organisations work commitments. If you require training outside of normal working hours we will be more than happy to support you.

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Onsite Training for Self Harm Training & Ligature Training

This Selh Harm and Ligature Training and all of the Mental Health Training we provide can be delivered onsite in most cities and surrounding areas in England, Wales and Scotland including:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bangor
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Cardiff
  • Carlisle
  • Chester
  • Chichester
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dundee
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Ely
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Gloucester
  • Hereford
  • Inverness
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lichfield
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • City of London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Perth
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Preston
  • Ripon
  • Salford
  • Salisbury
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • St Albans
  • St Davids
  • Stirling
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sunderland
  • Swansea
  • Truro
  • Wakefield
  • Wells
  • Westminster
  • Winchester
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • York
  • Wherever you are!

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