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Workforce Development

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) and its associated partners provide presentations and training opportunities on its toolkits to equip professionals with the knowledge, information and skills to apply the resources effectively. Where appropriate, details of external training that practitioners might find helpful are also provided.

To support professional understanding and implementation of our toolkits, the HSCP provides free multi-agency training for professionals and volunteers working with children and families in the Hampshire local authority area. Please take a look at the or access the HSCP Events booking page for more details.

Managing Self-harm external training


HappyMaps is a charity developed by GPs and CAMHS professionals with help from parents and young people. HappyMaps has put together mental health resources for parents/carers and for children and young people in one place. It also provides teaching and learning resources on mental health and wellbeing for professionals.


MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for professionals, volunteers and parents/carers.

MindEd has a huge range of free e-learning applicable across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings. It is aimed at anyone from beginner through to specialist.  The Self-harm and Risky Behaviour course is aimed at a universal audience and provides the background to self-harm in children and teenagers, common associated conditions and the optimal approach to managing it in the community.

The Zero Suicide Alliance

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance promotes free suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. The aims of this training are to enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.

Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

The Peter Symonds College Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health is a six-month course for students who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

Health Education England (HEE) – e-Learning for Healthcare (elfh)

The HEE elfh hub  provides the Adolescent Health Programme (AH) which includes a module on self-harm and other common mental health problems (module 10).

The eLearning is only available to users who are eligible for full access. This includes those with an active NHS, HSCNI,,, or MOD email address in their own name.

Dental staff, hospice staff, care home and domiciliary care staff  will need a registration code by contacting e-lfh.

Pharmacists can register for full access via the CPPE site.

Other groups that do not fall into any of these categories will be required to pay to access the resource.