Conversations about non-suicidal self-injury

This half day Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Non-suicidal Self injury ( sometimes referred to as self harm) course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to identify, approach and support someone who is engaging in self-injury.

Learn the skills and knowledge to help someone talk about their self-injury, how to keep them safe and connect them to appropriate professional help.

Participants will also have the opportunity to practice these skills in a safe environment.

The term ‘non-suicidal selfinjury’ (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.

MHFA Training Benefits


Improves knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and first aid actions.


Increases confidence in providing first aid.


Decreases stigmatising attitudes.


Increases the support provided to others.

Please note

This course is not a therapy or a support group.



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.

Want us to come to you?

If you have a group of 6 or more, a private session can be arranged for you, at your workplace or school, at a time and date that suits you. If you’d like to have a Mental Health First Aid course run at your workplace contact us now.

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