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Definition

Non-suicidal self-injury is where the self-injury is not intended to result in death (also termed as self-harm, self-mutilation, cutting and parasuicide).

Assistance at Monash University

Safer Community Unit contact

Safer Community Unit will provide a readily accessible gateway to sound advice, support and referral to professional help to vulnerable individuals and those who are concerned for them or impacted by non-suicidal self-injury.

Where the non-suicidal self-injury is causing repeated disruption to the good order of the campus community and impacting on others, the Safer Community Unit, in consultation with stakeholders, will implement and coordinate management strategies that provide support to those in need and reduce risk to staff and students.

The Safer Community Unit promotes early identification of vulnerable individuals and encourages early help-seeking behaviour.

Counselling Service

Counselling Service will provide counselling support to the vulnerable individual and to those experiencing the impact of the non-suicidal self-injury.

Telephone counselling

Available to students and staff after-hours for those who can't access face-to-face counselling.

Medical and Health Service

Medical and Health Service will provide medical consultations and specialist referrals. Individual doctors specialise in women's or men's health.

Security Service

Immediate attendance to an incident on campus.

External help

Lifeline

Personal crisis counselling.

Kids Helpline

Telephone counselling and information to anyone under the age of 25 years affected by non-suicidal self-injury.
Ambulance Immediate attendance to serious and imminent risk.
Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service

Address situations where individuals are in the acute stage of psychiatric crisis providing information, short-term treatment and support.

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