Artwork for U Pay Oct 2018

Understanding Self-Harm

Self-harm or self inflicted injury is increasingly affecting young people and their families in Sri Lanka.

  • Royal College Union Skills Centre, Royal College, Colombo 7

Self-harm or self inflicted injury is increasingly affecting young people and their families in Sri Lanka. It is a problem that can be frightening and confusing for some and it often brings about difficult feelings like guilt and shame for individuals and their caregivers.

This session will consist of information around understanding self-harm , causes and types of self-harm, recognizing self-injury in a loved one, and how both individuals who engage in harming themselves and their caregivers can cope. This would be a safe space to be open and honest about self-harm and to ask any questions that you want to. Insights into recovery from self-harm and where to find support would also be discussed.

Target audience: Individuals who struggle with self-harm, families and caregivers, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, teachers, nurses, youth workers, counsellors. 

Cost: 750LKR (to be paid at the venue)

Facilitator Bio:

Nivendra Uduman is a Counselling Psychologist who has significant experience working with adolescents and adults presenting with different emotional and psychosocial problems. He pursued his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Christ University, Bangalore, India. Nivendra has a keen interest in engaging with caregivers of those with mental health problems and also in educating the public on emotional well-being and mental health. 

Understanding Self-Harm

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