Responding to Self-Harm

lead with compassion

In this presentation, award winning speaker, author and educator Michelle Mitchell has combined her 20 years’ experience, with the latest research, interviews with nationally recognised experts and stories from professionals and everyday families, to give parents and professionals fresh insights into ‘how-to’ prevent, understand and respond to self-harm.

This presentation includes:
• Why does my child want to hurt themselves?
• Is self-harm about attention seeking?
• What do I say if I suspect self-harm?
• Why is self-harm so addictive?
• How do I manage my child’s safety?
• How do I best take care of siblings and other family members?
• When is it necessary to seek support? 

Duration: 50-minute session plus Q and A time

Recommended audience: Michelle is available for parent and student presentations in both primary and high schools.  This is an important and practical event for anyone who lives with or works with school aged children, aged 6 – 17.  This seminar is excellent for parents, educators, youth workers, allied health professionals, doctors and anyone who invests into young lives.

Presentation Feedback

Michelle’s wisdom, warmth and compassion mirrors what is really needed for those who are supporting a young person who is self-harming.
Maggie Dent – Author, educator and parents and resilience specialist

This book traverses that gap. It is an intelligent, thoughtful, and much-needed resource, empowering all who read it with powerful insights, a road map of practical strategies, and above all else, hope.
Karen Young – Anxiety specialist and author of Hey Sigmund

Michelle has been an important part of the Mueller community for many years. She has worked with our teachers, students and parents in various roles. Michelle has presented student workshops on quite difficult topics and does so from a deep knowledge-base and true professionalism. Her work with parents is always well received, as is her regular staff workshops. Michelle is an exceptional communicator and through her enthusiasm shows she loves the next generation.
Paul Valese, Mueller College Principal

About the Book

If you have a child that is struggling with self-harm, I want to remind you that you are your child’s greatest advantage. What you do and how you respond matters. This book was written with all of my love and support for you and your family.

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