Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
David Shillington


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Location Information

Camp Hill QLD 4152

States Available In

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


David is a former professional athlete who played 11 seasons in the NRL, as well as representing the QLD Maroons and Australia. Passionate about mental health, he has been working hard to increase mental health literacy across sporting clubs, community organisations, NFP, schools, and corporate.

David presents the course with energy and humour. He is able to share insights into the young athlete and students journey through the teenage years to becoming a professional athlete, performing at the highest level, and then transitioning out of sport upon retiring and entering the corporate space. . This is a standardised course developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia, and will been customised by David to incorporate relevant information and examples for your group.

David can deliver the Standard or Youth Course.