Course - Standard MHFA - 5th-6th Nov - Hughes | Mental Health First Aid
Standard MHFA
The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Course Dates

05/11/2020 - 06/11/2020

Registration Status: Registration Open
Course State: Completed
Max Participants: 8

Price

$200 plus GST includes manual, morning and afternoon tea - discount of $60

Sessions Dates & Times

Thursday 5 and Friday 6 November 9am to 4pm

To register for this MHFA Course, please contact:

Name: 
margo blacklaw
Phone: 
0448991076

Additional Information

This course will be face to face with a maximum of 8 participants - Covid restrictions apply.

Margo's profile
Margo is passionate about the area of mental health and the importance of intervening early to reduce the effects of mental illness. The more people know and are aware of mental illness the more positive people will be to help reduce the stigma of mental illness.

She is the owner of Mental Health Awareness. Her goal is to inform people to know what mental health is and how they can see early warning signs in themselves and others they associate with. then to know what to do about it.

Her relevant qualifications include an Arts degree majoring in Psychology and Sociology and Graduate Diploma of Education at the University of NSW, certificate 1V in Training and Workplace Assessment, 2 year College of Holistic Counselling Certificate course, Accredited trainer in Leadership Effectiveness Training, trained in Non Violent Communication, 5 day Mental Health First Aid Certificate Instructors Course, standard refresher course, the Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate and youth refresher course, Blended online MHFA for workplace and communities.

Margo has been training for 20 years and she is well aware the importance of engaging the participants to make the course as relevant and interesting to them. Margo ensures the group feels safe as some of the topics raised can trigger emotions for some participants.

She ran a training business for 15 years which she just sold recently. Although they didn’t run courses in mental health she ran very similar courses with communication, de-escalation strategies, dealing with stress. She has been training for 20 years in these personal development courses.

On a personal level she has been dealing with family and friends with mental health issues, such as substance use, anxiety, psychosis and bipolar disorder. She feels her strength is empowering people on their road to recovery.

She was an Economics teacher for 12 years and now an accredited trainer in Youth MHFA. She is also keen to run courses in schools for teachers and parents. She has attended AA meetings and Al Anon meetings to support people in need.

Venue

Canberra
2 Wisdom Street
Hughes ACT 2605
Australia

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