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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. 

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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.

Course overview

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