Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Teresa Coffey

Phone

9346 9832/0405411139

Website

www.workplaceinterventions.com.au and www.wpietraining.com.au

Accreditations

Blended Online MHFA Tertiary
Blended Youth icon
Engaging Senior Leaders
Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Youth MHFA
Youth Refresher
Master Instructor
Principal Master
Conversations about Gambling
Conversations about Suicide
Conversations about NSSI
Blended Workplace
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace
Blended Online MHFA Financial Service Professionals
Blended MHFA for the Australian Legal Profession
MHFA Chinese

Location Information

247/251 Flinders Lane,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

States Available In

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

Bio

Teresa Coffey is the Director and Principal Trainer of WorkPlace Interventions. As a WorkCover, Health, Safety, and Wellbeing subject matter expert, Teresa has a real passion and more importantly significant knowledge base for improving mental health within the workplace. Supporting businesses of all sizes to create mentally healthier workplaces, this includes the implementation of policies and procedures as well as early intervention initiatives such as peer support programs.

With a diverse background in education, business, and health, Teresa possesses over 18 years of corporate consultancy experience, both locally and nationally. Teresa regularly teaches, coaches, and assesses Cert III, Cert IV & Diploma in Personal Injury Management through Deakin/WorkSafe, having delivered WorkCover, Mental Health, and HSR training for more than 10-years on behalf of the Victorian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(VECCI). Renowned in the industry for her subject matter expertise, Teresa is able to use relevant workplace examples in her delivery of an energetic and vibrant session, meaning she engages participants to consolidate learning, making her one of the most sought-after facilitators in her field.

As an ASORC registered Rehabilitation Counsellor, Teresa continues to work in the field, with hands-on experience in dealing with treaters, employees with complex mental injuries, the employee's manager and return to work coordinator to identify and support safe and sustainable return to work options. This includes WorkSafe Original Employer Services in the facilitation of return to work for an injured employee who has lodged a mental injury claim and WorkSafe approved Facilitated Discussions; a service specialising in the early intervention of complex workplace mental injuries.

Education & Qualifications

  • Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne -completing 2021)
  • Masters in Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor Exercise Science and Human Movement
  • Diploma of Personal Injury Management
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment TAE40116
  • Certificate IV in Financial Services
  • Certificate IV in OHS
  • Instructor of Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST) 
  • WorkSafe Approved Instructor for HSR Training
  • WorkSafe Approved Consultant for OHS Essentials
  • WorkSafe Approved Instructor for Return to Work Coordinator Training
  • Principal Master Instructor Mental Health First Aid

Point of Difference

As an approved WorkSafe trainer, Teresa frequently delivers Return to Work training, OHS, and HSR courses, which coupled with her experience and qualifications offers workplaces a holistic, engaging, and workplace-specific mental health approach to assisting individuals as well as organisations proactively manage mental health challenges. 

Teresa is a Principal Master trainer with MHFA Australia and delivers a suite of MHFA programs including the Standard, Blended, Youth, Legal, and the Suicide Intervention course, where her organisation offers weekly public courses held online and f2f (Melb CBD). Teresa usually works directly with organisations to understand their needs and further roll-out of targeted onsite training. Teresa also delivers the 2-day Assisted Suicide Intervention Training Skills (ASIST) program; a worldwide recognised "Suicide First Aid" course, where participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide using an evidence-based framework.

CLIENTS

Government

  • Department of Justice & Community Safety (victoria/Perth/NSW)
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Magistrates Court Victoria
  • Dept of Trasport: Level Crossing Removal Project, Melbourne
  • Roads Project Victoria (MRPV)
  • Mallee Catchment Management Authority
  • Many Councils including Yarra Ranges Council, Stonnington City Council, Moonee Valley City Council
  • Hospitals: Northern Health, Eye and Ear, Star Health, Peter Mac, Barwon Health & Central Gippsland Health Services
  • Education Sector: ASQA, Mercy Education, CECV, Independent Schools, Homesglen, Polytechnic and Chisholm

Other Organisations

  • Mental Health First Aid Australia
  • Metro Trains
  • Yarra Valley Trams
  • One Harvest
  • Select Harvest
  • Crown Casino
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Kennedys Lawayers, VLA
  • CPB
  • Chemring
  • Hazeldens
  • ISS

First Responders: VIC Police, Ambulance Victoria, Fire Rescue Victoria (formally MFB), Air Services Australia.
Financial: Latitude Finance, Commonwealth bank, and Western Union
Disability support services/ Aged care: InLife, Yooralla, BlueCross Care
Insurers: Allianz, CGU, Xchanging, GB and EML.

We also collaborate with many non-for-profit organisations to meet their needs and work within the scope of their funding.

As a highly sought-after facilitator, you can review Teresa's profile (including more than 70 written recommendations) via the LinkedIn logo below.

 

Additional Information

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
23/09/2021 - 23/09/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Enrolment open to all States- Online Course
Online NSW 2000
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
23/09/2021 - 23/09/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Enrolment open to all States- Online Course
Online NSW 2000
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
24/09/2021 - 24/09/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Enrolment open to all States- Online Course
Online VIC 3000
Australia
Refresher Youth MHFA Youth Refresher Registration Open
30/09/2021 - 01/10/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online VIC 3000
Australia
Blended Youth MHFA Blended Youth icon Registration Open
30/09/2021 - 01/10/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online NSW 2000
Australia
Blended Youth MHFA Blended Youth icon Registration Open
04/10/2021 - 05/10/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
"Ross House Association"
247-251 Flinders Ln
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
14/10/2021 - 15/10/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online QLD 4000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Registration Open
19/10/2021 - 19/10/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Enrolment open to all States- Online Course
Online VIC 3000
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
04/11/2021 - 05/11/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online VIC 3000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Registration Open
08/11/2021 - 09/11/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
"Ross House Association"
247-251 Flinders Ln
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
12/11/2021 - 12/11/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Enrolment open to all States- Online Course
Online NSW 4000
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
18/11/2021 - 19/11/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online VIC 3000
Australia
Blended Youth MHFA Blended Youth icon Registration Open
26/11/2021 - 26/11/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
"Ross House Association"
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
26/11/2021 - 26/11/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
"Ross House Association"
247-251 Flinders Ln
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Refresher Youth MHFA Youth Refresher Registration Open
02/12/2021 - 03/12/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online WA 6000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Registration Open
02/12/2021 - 03/12/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online ACT 2000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Registration Open
09/12/2021 - 10/12/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online VIC 3000
Australia
Blended Youth MHFA Blended Youth icon Registration Open
10/12/2021 - 10/12/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
"Ross House Association"
247-251 Flinders Ln
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
13/12/2021 - 14/12/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
"Ross House Association"
247-251 Flinders Ln
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
15/12/2021 - 15/12/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Enrolment open to all States- Online Course
Online NSW 4000
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
20/12/2021 - 21/12/2021 Teresa Coffey
Workplace Interventions
Online Course- Enrolment open to all States
Online QLD 4000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Registration Open