Do No Harm (Sharing Stories Safety)

/Do No Harm (Sharing Stories Safety)
Do No Harm (Sharing Stories Safety) 2018-10-31T16:35:36+00:00

At A Glance

Suitable For Mental Health workers, social workers, teachers, managers, carers, and anyone who wants to learn how to effectively and compassionately talk with a person living with mental illness.
Next Course Dates By request on weekdays, weekends* and evenings*
Training Location Workplace based. Training venue provided for an additional cost
Training Format Interactive/Workshop
Duration 3.5 hours
Course Fee From $1200 for a group of up to 15 participants in your workplace

* May incur an additional cost


A workshop for people who want to learn how to compassionately communicate with people who live with a mental illness.

MIEACT’s Do NO Harm framework underpins how we think and talk about suicide, self-harm, eating disorders and trauma.


By the end of this workshop, participants will know how to explain their own experiences with mental illness  in a way which reduces triggering other people. This course helps to protect your clients and vulnerable people in the community.

Course Outline

  • Do NO Harm’s link with Direct  Positive Contact
  • Safe talking
  • Context and purpose of  storytelling
  • Self care
  • Limits to helping others
  • Safe and inclusive language
  • Talking about suicide, self harm  and eating disorders

Who Should Attend?

  • Mental Health workers
  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Managers
  • Carers
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to effectively and compassionately talk with a person living with mental illness.

“The Do NO Harm framework developed by MIEACT is a best practice approach for communicating mental health issues in any setting. Carers ACT values the Do NO Harm principles, and they inform the ways in which we communicate with the mental health sector – through our monthly E-Bulletin and social media, and at mental health forums. Do NO Harm gives everyone confidence to talk about mental illness in a safe way while at the same time promoting mental health education and stigma reduction.” – Carers ACT


We talked with ABC Radio 666 about Do-No-Harm – Sharing Stories Safely in August 2014