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MHFA for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury


What is non-suicidal self-injury?

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.

Course Format

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.

Finding a course

Upcoming courses for members of the public can be found by either contacting your local instructor or using the course calendar. Use the buttons below.

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Your local instructor will confirm their individual fees

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