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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT
NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY

Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about.

The Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury is considered to be a speciality course with a duration of hours.

This course will teach you how to identify, approach and support someone who is engaging in self-injury by using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment.

 

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 course gives participants an opportunity to learn how to help someone who is engaging in self-injury.
 

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

 

Note: This course is not a therapy or support group.

A full 2-day Standard Mental Health First Aid face-to-face course or a Blended Online Mental Health First Aid course is highly recommended as this will compliment and consolidate further learnings regarding this speciality area. This speciality course should not be used as a substitute for the full 2-day course or equivalent blended online course.

MHFA Training Outcomes:

KNOWLEDGE

Increases mental health literacy

CONFIDENCE

Increases confidence in providing mental health first aid

DE-STIGMATISING

Decreases stigmatising attitudes

SUPPORT

Increases the support provided to others 

INTERESTED IN A BOOKING?

CONTACT US

Focused Mental Education

PO Box 7370

Mount Annan

NSW 2567 Australia

02 8044 3365

 

0421 878 179

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