To mark Self Harm Awareness Day (1 March 2021), Nottingham self harm and suicide prevention charity Harmless has launched a new e-learning platform.
The range of affordable and flexible courses have been created in direct response to the mental health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A spokesperson for the charity said, "We find ourselves in a mental health crisis. Our referral rates have increased by 200 per cent since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and sadly we are not expecting this to decrease any time soon. People need mental health support from us now more than ever.
"Our new e-learning platform means that our training will be available to anyone with an internet connection. Geography is no longer a barrier to learning. Through our new courses, people will be able to equip themselves to spot the signs and identify when someone is in crisis or distress and understand what they can do to help. The beauty of our online platform is that learners can gain this evidence-based, specialist knowledge from the convenience and safety of their own homes."
The courses currently available include Level 2 Self Harm, Level 3 Self Harm and Level 2 Mental Health training, course prices start from £35. Further courses will be added to the platform over the coming months.
Sign up to the e-learning platform and find out more about available training opportunities from Harmless here.