Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Equips adults with the knowledge, skills and confidence to recognise, understand and respond to a friend, family member, co-worker or other person, engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.
Recognise the signs that indicate someone may be engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.
Learn the skills to speak openly and accurately about non-suicidal self-injury.
RESPOND IN A CRISIS
Respond to a person engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.
Reduce stigma and increase support for people engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.
The Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course teaches participants how to provide initial support to someone who may be engaging in non-suicidal self-injury, until professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.
Course participants learn how to recognise and respond to the person engaging in non-suicidal self-injury, and the interventions and supports available to encourage pathways to professional help.
Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, participants learn how to approach someone they are concerned about and initiate a conversation about those concerns. Participants also learn how to offer initial support and information and how to encourage the person to seek professional help or other supports.
This course is recognised by Suicide Prevention Australia as a safe, high-quality, and effective suicide prevention program. Learn more.
Watch this short video to learn more about our course.
Evidence-based: All Mental Health First Aid courses are based on guidelines that are informed by people with lived experience, their caregivers, and mental health professionals.
Rigorously evaluated: Evaluations consistently show that Mental Health First Aid training improves participants’ knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, and confidence in providing mental health first aid to individuals.
Skills-based: Teaches the practical skills, knowledge, and confidence to make a difference.
Internationally recognised: Over 6 million people trained in Mental Health First Aid across 25 countries.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Recognise the signs that indicate someone may be engaging in non-suicidal self-injury
- Know how to have a supportive conversation with someone who is engaging in non-suicidal self-injury
- Use an evidence-based action plan to initiate a mental health first aid conversation
- Understand the professional resources and supports available for people engaging in non-suicidal self-injury
- Know the barriers to help seeking and how to overcome these
- Know how to recognise signs of and provide initial support to someone who may be at risk of suicide
- Apply self-care practices as a Mental Health First Aider.
Suitable for individuals, workplaces of all sizes and volunteer and community-based groups.
Any adult (aged 18+) can attend.
- Participants in this course will learn how to apply mental health first aid to a person engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.
Duration & Format
This half-day course is delivered face to face in by an MHFA trained and Licensed Instructor.
There is no accreditation for this course.
An excellent and relevant PD that will be most valuable. It provided greater understanding of self-harm in a very practical and meaningful way – the tips and role playing of conversations with students was particularly helpful. The manual is excellent for tips.
It was a helpful workshop as I had not known this subject in depth. The workshop gave me an understanding and clarity on the issue of non-suicidal self-injury.
The Instructor kept everyone involved throughout the course. The activities and videos really helped me to see the situation unfold in its many forms and the activities were a great way for the information to stick in my head.