Self-Harm Awareness Conference 2020

Posted on 10 Jan 2020

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Pieta House host the fifth annual Self-Harm Awareness Conference to mark Self-Injury Awareness Day.

About this Event

Taking place in St Patrick's University Hospital, the conference aims to increase awareness and understanding around self-harm, and is open to healthcare professionals, social care and education providers, parents, carers, and policy-makers.

Speakers include Dr Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at St Patrick's and representatives of the Tallaght Traveller Development Network, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Best-selling author Dave Rudden will also be joining us a special guest speaker, exploring his personal experience of self-harm.

Format of the conference

This year, we are offering two attendance options - with morning session or full-day tickets available - to reflect different learning needs and interests.

The morning session will focus on self-harm and young people; this session will be of interest to teachers, parents or carers, and those working with young people, along with healthcare professionals.

Meanwhile, the afternoon session will focus on healthcare professionals working directly with people experiencing self-harm, such as psychotherapists, general practitioners, nurses and more.

Light refreshments will be provided during the day, with lunch available for attendees with a full-day ticket.

Tickets for the full-day are €40 and include light refreshments and lunch, and morning session tickets are available at a rate of €20 which does not include lunch. 


Attendees of the conference will receive Certificates of Attendance and will be eligible for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points from a number of awarding bodies. Full details on CPD availability will be shared shortly.


An Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreter will join us on the day, and our venue is wheelchair-accessible.

Please let us know if you have any particular accessibility requirements to assist with our preparations for the day.

Further information

For more information, please visit the St Patrick's website, email or call +353 1 249 3540.