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

This Self Harm Training & Ligature Training is essential for all staff who support individuals who are at risk of attempting suicide or self-harm by a number of means including the application of a ligature. This course gives learners skills and knowledge to recognise self harm and ligature injuries, treat a casualty and also to safely remove someone from various means of strangulation

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Mental Health Courses

Self Harm Training Course Content

  • What is self harm
  • Statistics
  • Types of self harm including Ligature Self Harm
  • Concepts of self harm
  • Causes of self harm
  • Situations for discussion
  • Risk Management
  • Help

Suicide Awareness and Ligature Awareness Course Content

The ligature awareness training course includes the following:

  • Suicide Statistics
    (National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness. Annual Report 2016)
  • Why do people attempt and sometimes complete suicide
  • What demographics tell us
  • Ability to identify hazards and evaluate risk
  • Know the importance of the review process.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 ligature cutting 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.


I just wanted to let you know that your tutor came to deliver our training today.  It was excellent training.  He tailored it to our needs and the young person’s needs in particular.  The tutor facilitated the training in a way that generated discussion amongst our staff team, let it flow and inputted when required.

I have passed on my compliments in person but just thought I would let you know as well.

This is really excellent training that I will pass on to other agencies should they have a need like we do.

JP (Acting 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 Self 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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