The Self-Harm Assessment and Management Programme for General Hospitals in Ireland (SAMAGH)

If you wish to book or further enquiry about the SAMAGH Training Programme, please contact: Dr Isabela Troya, Email: T: 021 420 5593
Suitable for :
Clinical Nurse Specialists, Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Psychiatry Registrars.
Dates :
  • 16/01/2020 - 17/01/2020SOLD OUT
  • 09/03/2020 - 10/03/2020
  • 30/03/2020 - 31/03/2020


The Self-Harm Assessment and Management Programme for General Hospitals- SAMAGH- is an evidence-informed training programme that addresses the knowledge gaps and needs of clinical sub-groups of patients who present with self-harm to hospital. SAMAGH is an advanced training programme aimed for healthcare professionals supporting patients who self-harm. Assessment and management of self-harm patients within time and resource limited settings such as hospitals can be challenging and complex. SAMAGH aims to improve the assessment and management of self-harm patients within hospital settings.


The SAMAGH training programme is an advanced training, designed for healthcare professionals working in hospital settings who are in contact with patients presenting with self-harm. SAMAGH is funded by the Health Research Board Ireland.

The SAMAGH Training Programme is a two-day course. Upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate of attendance.


Course Prerequisites:

Before attending the two-day course, participants are required to complete an online E-learning Programme ( When participants register to attend the SAMAGH Training Programme, they will be emailed instructions to complete the E-Learning, one week before the two-day training. The E-Learning is composed by 8 modules where key concepts and background to self-harm and suicide prevention are introduced to participants.

Requirements for Successful Course Completion:

  • Complete the E-Learning Programme
  • Attend the 2 day simulation training


The training components of the SAMAGH training programme are summarised in the figure below.

Brookfield Health Sciences Centre
College Road
University College Cork





SAMAGH is a certified short course for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Upon completion of the training programme, successful participants will receive 10 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).