Mental Health First Aid - Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury is a 4-hour course where you will learn practical skills to improve your confidence to assist someone who is undertaking self-injury. This course is run in a workshop style, with small group size. It is run in conjunction with Mental Health First Aid - Conversations about Suicide, which runs from 9:00 - 1:00.
Session dates and times:
1:30pm – 5:30pm
ACON – Level 3
414 Elizabeth St Surry
The Conversations about non-suicidal self-injury course will teach you how to assist someone who is undertaking self-injury.
You will learn:
– why someone self-injures
– how to talk to someone and keep them safe
– how to connect to appropriate support
– how to assess for suicidal thoughts.
This is a 4 hour course, based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
The term ‘non-suicidal self-injury’ (NSSI) describes a behaviour where a person deliberately or purposefully hurts themselves.
It is used to refer to self-injury that is not intended to result in death.
When we use the term ‘self-injury’ we are specifically excluding painful or damaging behaviours that are socially accepted or ‘sanctioned’ such as tattooing, piercing or other forms of body art, and cultural practices involving injury.
This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.
This course is also offered in conjunction Conversations about Suicide.
Empowered Lives will be running Mental Health First Aid for non-suicidal self injury in a variety of locations, on weekdays, weekends, and evenings. The course cost includes the 4 hour course and refreshments.
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Empowered Lives can also provide this course as In-house training.
This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia, and is delivered by Instructors who are accredited by MHFA Australia to run this course.
For more information go https://mhfa.com.au/