What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. A 10 minute quiz is included

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Most people have heard of the term self-harm, but what about non-suicidal self-injury? Dr Claire Kelly from Mental Health First Aid Australia unpacks non-suicidal injury, discusses prevalence rates and their emergence among young people, and provides practical strategies on how you should help young people through this tough time.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand non-suicidal self injury
  • Recognise how common non-suicidal injury is
  • Understand why non-suicidal injury occurs
  • Discover how to support young people who injure themselves

About the 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. She has been a provider of education for the public in mental health areas since 2003. Claire 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, Claire 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, yet knows how important it is to do so.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Topic: Understanding Non-Suicidal Self Injury and How to Support Young People

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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