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Safer Communities offers Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and consultancy to schools and workplaces. We are based in the Byron Bay Hinterland but travel throughout Australia.

With an extensive background in the Australian education and school system, we specialise in providing services to schools and youth focused community organisations.

CONTACT:

Mark Smith 

Phone: 0413 684 350

Email: mark@safercommunities.com.au

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NESA ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT

Youth Mental Health First Aid will contribute 14 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.4.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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4 HOUR - MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR NON-SUICIDAL SELF INJURY

The brand new 4 Hour MHFA for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury is a course for adults who live or work with adolescents to develop the skills to assist with deliberate self harm behaviour. 

Participants will learn about what motivates a person to self injure and how to approach a person and assist.

As with all MHFA courses this activity has been developed with significant research evidence informing the curricular. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills they learn is a safe learning environment. Self harm can occur at any age. However, this course will be of interest to adults who live or work with adolescents. Mark Smith brings significant experience assisting young people to his delivery of this program.

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. 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.
 

WHAT 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.

Completed as a half day activity

COST - $90 Full / $75 Concession (Full Time Student, Pensioner or Unemployed)

COURSE CONTENT:

  • 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.

Completed as a half day activity

COST - $100 Full / $85 Concession (Full Time Student, Pensioner or Unemployed)