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.
Want you will learn:
Why people engage in self-injury
How to talk to someone about their self-injury
How to help the person stay safe
How to connect someone to appropriate professional help
How to assess for suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
This is a 4-hour face-to-face course.
Who can attend a course?
Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend this course.
About Mental Health First Aid Courses
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.
Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. MHIST offers MHFA Courses as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.