Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Paige Gaudry

Phone

0402738494

Accreditations

Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Blended Online MHFA Community

Location Information

Gold Coast QLD 4221
Australia

States Available In

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

Bio

Education: - Post Graduate - Master of Social Work (Commenced 2014 – Part time) - Certificate - Certificate III and IV in Fitness - University - Bachelor of Psychological Science (Graduate) - Dual Diploma – Mental Health & Drug and Alcohol (Graduate) - Certified Instructor – Mental Health First Aid (Graduate) - Certified Instructor - Suicide Assist (Graduate) - Diploma – Counselling (Graduate) - Diploma - Diploma of Disability (Graduate) - High School - Grade 12 (Graduate)

I was 17 years of age when I first decided that working in community services was where I saw myself. I started my first degree in Human Services on the Gold Coast. During my first year I realised that Psychology and Mental Health was a strong passion of mine. In my first year of my psychology degree I started volunteering within community services to gather hands on experience working alongside people whom may experience a mental illness and other life challenges. At the age of 19 I started casual employment in Mental Health Services. 13 years later and I have learnt a remarkable amount of skills, expertise, information and overall knowledge about Mental health, people, leadership, our Community and Queensland Services.

In my latest 6 years of employment, I have mainly been a Service Manager (Overseeing up to 70 staff of multiple programs/services) for Mental Health Services and a Program Manager for Partners in Recovery on the Gold Coast (Overseeing a team of 17 skilled facilitators within NDIS and the Mental Health Sector). I have had the pleasure of building some amazing relationships and partnerships within my work. With my training and experience I have come to know many services, to ensure that the people we connect with are getting as much assistance and support as they need and to ensure that each person understands their right to access support and services. When working with people with complex needs and different life experiences or challenges, it is important to know what services, support and assistance is available. I'm extremely passionate about what I do and how we support each other to create a community that is understanding, empathic, holds hope and supports each other.

Current Work Place: PnP Health (Education, Training, Health and Fitness) Managing Director