World Mental Health Day Video Interview: Satveer Nijjar
Continuing our series of interviews around World Mental Health Day (everyday is World Mental Health Day!) we had the pleasure of meeting with Satveer Nijjar of Attention Seekers? to film an interview about her life, business and self-harm awareness training.
Satveer Nijjar is a passionate trainer and speaker who delivers sessions nationally on self-harm awareness. She combines her lived experience of mental illness and self-harm; being a parent of a child who has suffered mental illness alongside academics and humour to deliver sessions that reduce stigma, raise awareness and build confidence and knowledge.
In the interview below we cover common myths around self-harm, mental health education in schools, what to do if you or someone you love is in distress and Satveer’s views on youth mental health in line with the ‘theme’ of World Mental Health Day.
*Please be aware sensitive topics are raised during the interview.
We want to say a humungous thank you to Satveer for taking the time to talk to us (and providing us with some fabulous outtakes!) We hope you too found it as inspiring as we did!
If you need to seek support or are worried about a friend or family member, here are some useful links to provide help.
Childline – Support for young people in distress
Young Minds – Parent helpline, online info + crisis 24/7 messenger, reached by text 85258
Calm Harm App – Designed to provide alternatives to self-harm
Papyrus – Providing support for those under 35 who are suicidal or who are concerned about someone who is. They also have a helpline called ‘HopeLine’