02/08/2021 - 03/08/2021
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Margo Blacklaw’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 owner of a company called Mental Health Awareness. Her goal is to inform people to know what mental health is and how we can see early warning signs in ourselves and others we 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 and the 5 day Mental Health First Aid Certificate Instructors Course.
She is an ex teacher so is very excited to get this message into schools with teachers, students and parents. Early intervention is crucial. Margo has been training for 20 years and she is well aware the importance of engaging participants to make the course 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 personal development training business for 20 years which she just sold recently. She delivered courses in communication, resilience, de-escalation strategies, dealing with stress.
On a personal level she has been dealing with family and friends with mental health issues, such as, alcoholism, anxiety, psychosis and bipolar. She feels her strength is empowering people on their road to recovery.