A little insider info...
Our Head on Online Learning, Peta Dampney, regularly presents at national mental health and suicide prevention conferences nationally and has contributed to developing suicide prevention projects and initiatives with The Black Dog Institute and Everymind.
We know a thing or two about effective facilitation of tricky topics.
Best practice startes by breaking down the most unhelpful myth-ininformation.
he 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult.
You will learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
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.
Key course learning points:
Identify warning signs for NSSI
How to talk to someone about their self-injury
How to help a person stay safe
How to connect someone with appropriate professional help
How to assess for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
What can my team and I expect from this accreditation?
At the completion of the course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely support someone who is engaging in self-injury.
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 help provided over time
Am I eligible?
Any interested adult can attend.
It’s also important to know that there is no prerequisite level of study or work to attend, just as there is no restriction on attending a traditional physical first aid course.
With that in mind, please don't consider this course to be a therapy or support group session. This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.
Accreditation & CPD Points
On completion of this course, many professionals may be able to claim attendance towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) within their industry body. Please check with your relevant industry body or BLLC if you are unsure of allocation points.
Course Structure & Inclusions
At BLLC we pride ourselves on working with each organisation to find and create the perfect structure for course delivery.
This is a specialty course is delivered as:
4 hours - A single session
Course participants will receive:
The highest leave of professional accredited facilitation
A copy of the most current Conversations about Non Suicidal Self-Injury Manual
Additional industry-relevant supplement manuals and resources- where required
Ongoing post-training support and MHFA counselling for MHFA officers
A Certificate of Completion