HAndling Conflict with Tweens and Teens Webinar

$35.00 AUD

“Armed with tools for today, tomorrow can be so different.”

In this masterclass we will share insights and strategies to understand and respond to self-harm well.


The current statistics surrounding self-harm are confronting. The Australian Institute of Family Studies reports that 10% of our young people have self-harmed in the last 12-months, while 24% of females and 18% of males report to self-harm at some point in their lives. Covid has only exasperated the issue, with post-covid presentations in emergency departments increasing by up to 41%.

Very sadly, under half of the young people who self-harm seek help. The majority of our kids do not speak to an adult, or access professional support. I’m passionate about closing the gap and lifting the shame that so often surrounds this significant health issue.

In this comprehensive, practical masterclass, Michelle will offer parents and professionals’ insight and strategies to understand and respond to self-harm well.  Together we will explore the psychology surrounding self-harm, including how young people experience self-harm and why they so often return to it. We will also discuss how culture and the digital space impacts self-harm, and unpack a step-by-step guide to initial conversations and sensible safety plans.  

Together we will explore:

  • What is non suicidal self-harm, and its linked to suicide
  • The psychology behind self-harm, and how teens experience it
  • The difference between routine and habitual self-harm
  • Ways teens self-harm, and how culture impacts this
  • Myths, warning signs and risk factors
  • How schools can help not hinder
  • A step-by-step guide to initial discussions
  • How the digital world intercepts with incidents of self-harm
  • What to do when you are waiting for professional help
  • The place for harm minimisation and safety strategies
  • Taking care of siblings and yourself
  • Helping teens support friends who may be self-harming
  • How to talk to teens about unhelpful coping strategies, and encourage them to prioritise self-care


This webinar replay is now available. You will have access to the replay for 6 weeks and you can watch the replay as many times as you like within that time period.

As a thank you for joining this masterclass, I will be sending you: 

  • My blog – Self-harm: A step-by-step guide to the initial discussion
  • 10% discount off my book “Self-Harm: A practical, compassionate guide for parents of teens”.


This masterclass is for anyone who lives or works with tweens or teens. (ages 8-17 years) It would be of great support to parents and professionals.  It is designed for private home use. However, if you are a school wanting to play (or re-play) this webinar within a school context or as a professional development experience, please contact our team at  shop@michellemitchell.org

We offer very affordable prices for schools and community organisations, and would consider this an excellent professional development opportunity.


Once you complete your purchase, you will automatically receive an email with your link to access the masterclass. If you don’t receive this email, check your junk folder.  If you are still having trouble, we are always here to help at shop@michellemitchell.org


Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and best selling parenting author with a very special interest in the area of tween and teens. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advise.  Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families. Today she uses her 25 years hands-on experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media.

Your Host: Maggie Dent. I would like to acknowledge and appreciate Maggie Dent for her endless compassion for families, and for hosting this online event.