Satveer Nijjar

Satveer has had a passion for reducing stigma around mental health since she herself became affected. Her experiences as a patient and more recently as a parent of a child with mental illness have helped shape her career. Her main focus is upon improving understanding of, and response to self-harm behaviours.

In 2018 Satveer was the recipient of ‘Most Inspirational Person of the Year’ at the Midland’s Business Community and Charity Awards. This was a great honour, especially as the winner was decided through a public vote. Satveer was nominated for the work that she does in reducing stigma of self-harm and mental illness nationwide.

Over the last 8 years she has successfully set-up ‘Attention Seekers? Training’. Through the business, she delivers her CPD Accredited Self-harm Awareness course nationally alongside PSHE/PDC student sessions, parent awareness sessions, conference talks and workshops. Though the majority of her deliveries are for education-based staff and students, she also delivers to housing staff, doctors, nurses, social workers among others. Some of the media work Satveer has been involved in includes having a video featured on Head Talks, written for the Boarding Schools Association Magazine and featured Natasha Devon’s best-selling book ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental’.

The key for Satveer is combining lived experience and academics to provide robust sessions that remove the taboo of self-harm and suicide to not only increase the confidence of professionals in providing support but also for those who self-harm to feel empowered to seek support.

www.satveernijjar.com

Satveer has had a passion for reducing stigma around mental health since she herself became affected. Her experiences as a patient and more recently as a parent of a child with mental illness have helped shape her career. Her main focus is upon improving understanding of, and response to self-harm behaviours.

In 2018 Satveer was the recipient of ‘Most Inspirational Person of the Year’ at the Midland’s Business Community and Charity Awards. This was a great honour, especially as the winner was decided through a public vote. Satveer was nominated for the work that she does in reducing stigma of self-harm and mental illness nationwide.

Over the last 8 years she has successfully set-up ‘Attention Seekers? Training’. Through the business, she delivers her CPD Accredited Self-harm Awareness course nationally alongside PSHE/PDC student sessions, parent awareness sessions, conference talks and workshops. Though the majority of her deliveries are for education-based staff and students, she also delivers to housing staff, doctors, nurses, social workers among others. Some of the media work Satveer has been involved in includes having a video featured on Head Talks, written for the Boarding Schools Association Magazine and featured Natasha Devon’s best-selling book ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental’.

The key for Satveer is combining lived experience and academics to provide robust sessions that remove the taboo of self-harm and suicide to not only increase the confidence of professionals in providing support but also for those who self-harm to feel empowered to seek support.

www.satveernijjar.com

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