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Self-harm Mini Conference

Date: Saturday 24 February 2018
Time: 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
Venue: City Campus, Howard St, Sheffield S1 1WB

A mini conference addressing issues surrounding self-harm, organised by Stephanie Hannam-Swain and funded by Sheffield Hallam University's Equality, Diversity, and Social Justice Research Group.

Self-harm is an important health concern in the UK with numbers seemingly rising, especially in teens. This mini conference is being held for anyone who has an interest in self-harm as we look at various aspects of the behaviour ranging from self-harm in people with intellectual disabilities to harm-reduction techniques of supporting those who engage in it.

The event is open to anyone with an interest in self-harm behaviour. Click here to register your place.

Author abstracts can be found here. Speakers and presentation titles are as follows

  • Stephanie Hannam-Swain - Disabled peoples’ conceptualisations and experiences of self-harm
  • Dr Kay Inckle - Harm-Reduction: Mainstreaming social justice and user-led interventions for people who hurt themselves
  • Jess Williams - "They aren't all like that": perceptions of clinical services, as told by self-harm online communities
  • Dr Rebecca Fish - Working with men who self-harm on locked wards

Please contact the organisers if you have any access needs or dietary requirements that you would like us to take into consideration.

Organisers

Stephanie Hannam-Swain - PhD student, Sheffield Hallam University, organiser for the Disability Reading Group and co-organiser of the Disability Research Forum

Professor Nick Hodge - Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University and Lead for the Equality, Diversity and Social Justice Research Group

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