School of Health in Social Science

Understanding self-harm through art and words: end of project event

Over the last year, we have been piloting a new approach to researching understandings and meanings of self-harm, using discussion groups that include art-making as a way of opening up discussion and reflection. We worked closely with two groups: one group of practitioners, who work with people who have self-harmed; and another group of young people who have experience of self-harm.

Lunch at 12pm will be followed by brief presentations on findings, and guided discussion among the audience, with the opportunity to reflect on and feedback to the research team about the findings.

We hope that the events will be of special interest to: practitioners who work with people who self-harm – in health, education, social care or elsewhere; people who have experience of self-harm; people who know and care for people who self-harm; and researchers interested in different ways of knowing about and understanding self-harm.

This event showcases findings from the project, 'Understanding self-harm, an arts-informed inquiry' funded by Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and the British Academy. The project team are Amy Chandler, and Zoi Simopoulou.

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Understanding self-harm through art and words: end of project event

Amy Chandler, and Zoi Simopoulou invite you to join them at their end of project event, where they will share insights and findings from a recently completed research project which used art-based discussion groups to explore meanings of self-harm.

We are holding the same event on two dates, to maximise opportunities for attendance:
Tuesday 18th June, 12-4.30pm, Godfrey Thompson Hall, Moray House, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
OR Saturday 22nd June, 12-4.30pm, at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace