Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
JENNIFER BLAIKIE

Phone

0405 160 470

Accreditations

Engaging Senior Leaders
Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
NSSI MHFA
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace

Location Information

Brisbane QLD 4000
Australia

States Available In

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland

Bio

Jenny has had an incredible life, growing up in various remote communities of Papua New Guinea, travelling extensively and living in numerous countries amongst communities of different social, religious and ethnic backgrounds. Through her experience and background, she has developed a strong sense of compassion, tolerance, empathy and respect.

Jenny is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in intensive care, Community Health, Defence Health and Education. Her clinical experience has seen her working within communities where mental health was a significant player. It has always been something that has been foremost in her mind. Having always gravitated towards opportunities that would allow her to help others, Jenny up to September 2019 spend two and half years volunteering as a Service Manager for Orange Sky Australia. This young, vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation offers free showers, laundry and conversation to those of our community experiencing homelessness. Jenny’s role at Orange Sky Australia saw her managing volunteers to run its ever-expanding laundry services across Brisbane. Jenny still continues to be an active volunteer for Orange Sky Australia, and has been for the last 4 years.

Currently Jenny is also applying her broad nursing skills to volunteer with a new Social Enterprise called Sunny St. Sunny Street is a Nurse Led mobile outreach unit with Doctors and Nurse Practitioners providing primary healthcare and complex coordination services for homeless and vulnerable individuals and families.

She has always been an educator and trainer, from working with Indigenous nursing students on Thursday Island to training and mentoring volunteers at Orange Sky Australia – each of her roles has had an aspect of developing others.
While working with Orange Sky Australia, she was introduced to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, and very quickly decided this was something where she could use her background and experience to help others.

Feedback from Attendees at Previous Courses:
“Jenny did a great job, great knowledge base, engaging manner”
“Very informative”
“Fantastic Course”
“Highly helpful & informative. Offered usable techniques”
“Very relatable”
“increased my awareness greatly”
“Great practical content”
“Definitely something all managers should undertake”
“Clarity & evidence-based content”

Courses Available
Jenny currently regularly delivers MHFA standard courses, across Queensland and NSW. Note that all prices include light refreshments and all take-home resources. FULL LENGTH COURSES (12 hours as 2, 3, or 4 sessions) - Full Price $295 / Concession $255

Orange Sky Volunteers – Contact Jenny direct for special pricing and arrangements

Private / Corporate In-House Courses
The Standard Mental Health First Aid course can be offered inhouse for your organisation. If you cannot find a course in your area and would like me to run one specifically for your group please email me at jennifer@peoplesmartz.com.au and we can discuss options.

Concession Cards
Concession pricing is available on all public courses for the following groups. Proof of entitlement is required. • Full-time ADF/NZDF and Emergency Services (Currently Serving and Veterans)
• DVA Card Holders (ANY colour - new Veterans covenant style or previous style)
• Health Professionals (AHPRA-registered) & Community Services Workers
• Seniors, Pensioners and Health Care Card Holders
• Full-time Tertiary Students in the Health & Community Services domain

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
19/11/2020 - 26/11/2020 JENNIFER BLAIKIE
Online
Online - Bookings welcome from all Australian States
Online QLD 4060
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Community Blended Online MHFA Community Registration Open
09/12/2020 - 16/12/2020 JENNIFER BLAIKIE
Online
Online - Bookings welcome from all Australian States
Online QLD 4060
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Community Blended Online MHFA Community Registration Open