I am often asked why I have called my business ‘Attention Seekers’. The reason is that all too often when I mention self-harm to people (professionals or the lay-person) their response is: “Oh yes, it’s attention seeking behaviour”. I have heard this phrase so often that I felt it would be the appropriate name for my business; the irony being that my training is here to dispel that very myth among many others.
My name is Satveer Nijjar. I am a passionate trainer who aims to reduce stigma and raise awareness in mental health, with a specialism in self-harm awareness. My background is as a service user, I have lived experience of self-harm and mental ill health. I have used these experiences alongside academics to develop this course to help others.
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Hi all! As the training calendar begins to get a little quieter as the summer approaches I thought I would take the opportunity to write a blog. I intend to do these monthly to give an update on not just work, but to also share relevant news articles on young people and self-harm, mental illness and suicide. The last few months have been very busy…