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MHFA - Conversations about non-suicidal self-injury Course

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The Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury 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.

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.

 

What is the format?

This is a 4-hour workshop.

Why attend an MHFA course?

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in the help provided.

What 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.

Who can attend this course?

Any adult can attend.

Please email info@itrainsafety.com.au for course dates and pricing

Location

Caboolture: Caboolture Hub, Studio Workshop 1, 4 Hasking St, Caboolture QLD 4510, Canberra: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Street, Ainslie ACT 2602, Brisbane, On site, Canberra: Gungahlin Golf Club, 110 Gundaroo Dr, Nicholls ACT 2913, Canberra Parklands Central Hotel Apartments, 6 Hawdon Place, Dickson ACT 2602, Caloundra Central Apartment Hotel, 36 Browning Blvde, Caloundra QLD 4551, Cairns Central Apartments, 58 McLeod Street, Cairns QLD 4870, Gladstone City Central Apartments, 66 Oaka Lane, Gladstone QLD 4680, Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel, 532-544 Ruthvern Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350, Mecure Townsville, 166-194 Woolcock , Townsville QLD 4812, Hope Centre, 18 Buchanan Road, Rothwell QLD 4022, Overlander Homestead Motel​, 44767 Warrego Highway, Roma QLD 4455

Date

04/11/2020, 18/11/2020