Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Bernadette (Bernie) Waterhouse


(07) 54561654


Standard MHFA
Standard MHFA Refresher Course
Suicidal Person MHFA

Location Information

Sunshine Coast (Buderim) QLD 4556

States Available In

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


I currently work part-time for Queensland Health in the Mental Health area as their Consumer Participation Facilitator on the Sunshine Coast and have worked in this area for twelve years. I have completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Community Work), and a Counselling Degree (2 yrs full-time). I have a lived experience of mental illness and have regularly presented the consumer perspective and recovery orientated practices and the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to mental health staff, general health staff, Universities, Corrective Services and community organisations. My passion is to assist in reducing the stigma and lack of knowledge around mental health issues. Thus, my reason for becoming a MHFA Instructor ! I have loved delivering over 75 MHFA training courses in the last eight years and I have achieved a "Principal Master" status. Please feel free to send an email with any questions ...