Face-to-face course
Course Dates
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Mental health for non-suicidal self injury

This Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to identify, approach and support someone who is engaging in self-injury.


4 hours



Course Frequency

Scheduled throughout the year. Enquire at training@selectability.com.au

Course Fees

$125 per participant (ex. GST)

Work Placement

Nil required

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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.

Course content

This course will teach you how to assist someone who is engaging in self-injury. You will learn to identify, approach and support someone who is engaging in self-injury by using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment.

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.

Evaluations consistently show that Mental Health First Aid (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 or developing a mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.

The course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience and professionals.

 Note: This course is not a therapy or support group.