Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Tom Clark

Phone

0413 085 468

Website

http://www.redcross.org.au

Accreditations

Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Master Instructor
Principal Master
Suicidal Person MHFA
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace

Location Information

Sassafras
Melbourne VIC 3787
Australia

Bio

Tom is a Mental Health and First Aid Trainer for the Australian Red Cross delivering a wide range of mental health and first aid courses and workshops for the community, for staff in universities and hospitals and for businesses wanting to create mentally healthy workplaces.

Tom spent many years as a counsellor and director for a youth crisis centre helping young people separated from their families most often due to physical, sexual and emotional abuse and in many cases at high risk of suicide.

Tom is passionate about first aid and saving lives, spending many voluntary hours with St John Ambulance at public events and in training the volunteers in first aid and in psychological first aid.

Tom is keen to make a difference in people's lives and believes that the MHFA courses can help make the difference especially where there has been many stresses due to discrimination and the stigma of mental illness or when the stresses and hardships are due to racial intolerance, domestic abuse, loss and grief as with the recent bushfires or in coping with the COVID pandemic. It is so important we all learn the skills to be kind, tolerant, non-judgemental, to respect each other and appreciate that our mental lives really matter.

"I found Tom to be a well presented, well mannered and knowledgeable teacher. His presentation skills are excellent and he is able to explain topics in a manner that all participants can understand and grasp. Tom was very engaging, welcoming and compassionate and knew what he was talking about. 10 out of 10."

"I really liked Tom! He had a wonderful way of making everyone feel very comfortable in the room which allowed us all to open up about our experiences. He was a wealth of information, he quite regularly got asked challenging questions to which he most often knew the answers to. He was really patient with the class as well."

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
30/10/2020 - 06/11/2020 Tom Clark
All States
Zoom video conferencing
Online VIC 3787
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Community Blended Online MHFA Community Registration Open
13/11/2020 - 20/11/2020 Tom Clark
All States
Zoom video conferencing
Online VIC 3787
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Community Blended Online MHFA Community Registration Open