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SAMAGH GP Training - supporting self-harm patients

15 Dec 2022

SAMAGH training has been tailored to primary care in order to ensure it is relevant to general practitioners in Ireland, who are supporting self-harm patients.

A unique element of SAMAGH is in-depth simulation skills training with a focus on enhancing the patient relationship and management of patients with high-risk self-harm and patients with frequent self-harm repetition.

To find out more, please read our SAMAGH Information Leaflet.


SAMAGH consists of two training components. The first part is an E-Learning programme, whereby through 8 comprehensive modules, participants will extend their knowledge of self-harm and suicide, focusing on enhanced assessment and referral to evidence-based treatments for self-harm patients.

The second part of the programme involves a one-day face to face simulation training course, using real-life patient scenarios and feedback sessions facilitated by experienced clinicians.

Join us in UCC on 20th January in the ASSERT Centre for our next simulation training course. 

Dates, times and venue:

20th January 2023

27th January 2023

24th February 2023

(9:00 am-5:00 pm each day) 

ASSERT Centre Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Rd, University College Cork

For online registration visit

To find out more, visit

Contact: Karen Mulcahy, School of Public Health and National Suicide Research Foundation, UCC, Cork. 

SAMAGH training has been developed by Prof Ella Arensman and an interdisciplinary team at the National Suicide Research Foundation and School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Department of General Practice and Department of Psychiatry at UCC.

SAMAGH is a CPD accredited training programme in Ireland. 

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