Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Robin Duff

Phone

0422 672 970

Accreditations

Blended Youth icon
Standard MHFA
Youth MHFA
Youth Refresher
teenMHFA
Conversations about Gambling
Conversations about Suicide
Blended Workplace

Location Information

Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

States Available In

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Bio

Robin has a particular interest in the mental health of elite athletes and is able to provide tailored courses to people working with athletes whether they be developing athletes or athletes at the pinnacle of their sport. She has a unique insight into the mental health needs of elite athlete given her 20 years of experience working with elite athletes in a variety of settings. These include in athlete career and education at the Australian Institute of Sport and ACT Academy of Sport, player development with the Australian Cricketers Association, and delivery of youth work qualifications to Canberra Raiders rugby league players. She is currently Player Development Manager at Brumbies Rugby. The demands of elite sport may both develop and obscure potential mental health issues and Robin believes it is the duty of every person closely involved with elite athletes to have the skills to apply mental health first aid to their athletes if required. Robin is also able to deliver to parent and community groups, schools and other educational institutions, and employers of young people. She holds psychology and counselling qualifications and is a current telephone counsellor with Lifeline. She is willing to travel throughout Australia to deliver YMHFA courses and can be flexible with the duration of individual course sessions to accommodate the schedules of elite sport personnel.