I attended a training course for professionals on self harm by adolescents called the Space Programme (Supporting Parents and Carers of Young people with self-harm). It was designed by Temple Street Children’s Hospital in conjunction with the Mater Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This programme was developed to inform and to educate professionals who work with teenagers who self harm. It was drawn up in response to the numbers of teenagers who self harm that attend the A&E in Temple Street. A key message was that further research is required into this problem in Ireland.