Teachers and youth workers are reporting an increase in the number of young people who are self-injuring or voicing thoughts of suicide.

Mental Health First Aid Wales is delivering a course that aims to give them the skills to recognise warning signs and give them more confidence to know how to respond.

The course is commissioned by Hywel Dda University Health Board as part of Welsh
Governments Suicide and Self-Harm prevention strategy.
https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2019-08/talk-to-me-2-suicide-andself-harm-prevention-strategy-for-wales-2015-2020.pdf

Who should attend?

Anyone working with young people who wants to increase their knowledge and understanding of suicide and non-suicidal self – injury


What the course will cover

• Facts about non suicidal self- injury
• The reasons why young people self- injure
• Indications that someone may be self- injuring
• How to respond and how to talk to the young person
• The importance of early intervention
• Facts about suicide
• Risk factors
• Indications that someone may be feeling suicidal
• How to talk with a young person about suicide
• Confidentiality and safeguarding
• Self – care


This course is three hours long and run via zoom.

After attending the course, it is a requirement that if the skills learnt are used, this be reported to MHFA Wales to enable us to feedback to Welsh Government as part of the evaluation.


In order to facilitate this, and as part of self – care, we will be provide monthly support sessions via zoom to support the wellbeing of participants. The support sessions will be a maximum of an hour long and give the opportunity for people to share and talk about their experiences.


In order to book your FREE space please contact us at accounts@mhfawales.org
We will be running various sessions between March – May 2021.