Meeting aim: To explore the topic of self-harm in a safe space and to support one another.
Preparation: Talking about self-harm can be challenging but please don’t ignore this topic. Young people are smart and many of them are aware of self-harm to some degree. Use this as an opportunity to educate them, demonstrating that it’s OK to talk about this and other struggles. Please note that leading a session on self-harm can be emotionally exhausting so remember to look after yourself. You will need: post-it notes and pens, the print out of fact and myth statements, a pillar candle, tea lights and lighter and Taboo cards.