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Expert: Dr Claire Kelly

Dr Claire Kelly is the Manager of Research and Evaluation at Mental Health First Aid Australia and an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University. Dr Kelly has been a provider of education for the public in mental health areas since 2003. She completed a PhD on the mental health literacy of adolescents in Australia and has been working with Mental Health First Aid Australia since 2005 in research, curriculum development and training. Having experienced mental illness in her adolescence and young adulthood, Dr Kelly is passionate about the mental health of young people and has a first-hand understanding of how difficult it is to seek and accept help during these important years.


What you get by completing this session

  • 25 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like!

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out

What you'll learn in this expert session

GPs and nurses are in a good position to identify patients who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury. This presentation will equip health professionals with some simple skills to identify possible non-suicidal self-injury, engage in supportive conversations about self-injury and ways to make an appropriate referral.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Self Harm (25 mins of CPD)

    • Test your learning!