Date(s) - 08/05/2020
9:00 am - 1:30 pm



Workshop Information

Dates: Friday 8th May 2020

Time: 9.00am – 1.30pm

Cost: $110.00 GST inc.

About Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)

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. This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

The course will teach you

  • 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

About the training

The content of this course are as evidence-based as possible and many evaluation studies have been conducted. You will receive a NSSI Handbook as part of the course.

About the Presenter

Diane Hickey is an experienced mental health nurse and counsellor with extensive experience in mental health, forensic mental health and primary health care; she worked with Queensland Police Service developing face to face and on-line mental health training and has developed and delivered mental health awareness training. She is now a certified Principal Master Trainer of MHFA.  She has a relaxed and humorous presentation style that will make the experience of attending this workshop both fun and informative.

Contact us on 1300 668 089 or email: [email protected]