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An Introduction to Working with Individuals who have Self-Destructive Behaviours


This ACWA endorsed CPD activity is conducted by SAFE in Oz.

SAFE in Oz addresses specialist mental health issues through training workshops and consultancy services. SAFE in Oz provides training to professionals to allow them to better understand the concept of self-destructive behaviour and working with individuals who display this behaviour.

Day One

  • Self-Destructive behaviour... what is it all about?
  • What is a self-destructive behaviour?
  • How do we know it is a self-destructive behaviour?
  • Why do individuals do it?
  • How does it start?
  • What are the triggers for the behaviour and why does it continue to happen?
Day Two
  • Our response to Self-Destructive Behaviour
  • Meeting the needs of someone with self-destructive behaviours
  • Hospitalisation and associated problems.
  • Treatment environments and points of intervention
  • Boundaries, support plans and essentials for behavioural change
  • Meeting the needs of and supporting the worker
  • Introduction to ‘Facilitating the SAFE in Oz Consumer Program’
Format: 2 day workshop

When and where
8-9 October 2018, Foster VIC
15-16 October 2018, Kununurra WA
18-19 October 2018, Mayfield NSW
18-19 October 2018, Middle Swan WA
25-26 October 2018, Burnside QLD
29-30 October 2018, Casino NSW
5-6 November 2018, Bundaberg QLD
8-9 November 2018, North Rockhampton QLD
6-7 December 2018, Ottoway SA

$440, see SAFE in Oz for early bird pricing details

Registration and enquiries

This is an ACWA endorsed CPD activity. Members can claim CPD hours for their participation.