Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury – April 18 – Surry Hills

Course Details

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. 

We will provide tea & coffee all day, morning & afternoon tea and a light lunch for those attending both sessions. To attend one session is $100- to attend two sessions it is $150.
Resources will be available on the day and you will receive a course handbook.
Please email for more information or to book via direct deposit.


Course Details

Session dates and times:
18th April
1:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue Location:
ACON – Level 3
414 Elizabeth St Surry

The venue is a 5-10 minutes walk from Central Station. There is some parking in the side streets.
When you arrive at the venue, please call Kirsten on 0402 329 363 and someone will come and let you in.

Instructor Profile

Kirsten Gibbs is the Principal Trainer & Support Coordinator at Empowered Lives – She brings to her training a wide breadth of knowledge and experienced gained through working in the mental health area and from her personal experiences and as a carer of children with mental health issues.

Instructor Profile

Meybell Trabanino is the Lead Mental Health Trainer at Empowered Lives. Workplace in-house training is Meybell’s speciality area, and she also provides public and private training in Victoria & Sydney.


Additional Information

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.

Contact  or Kirsten on 0402 329 363 to discuss.

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.

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