Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Adrian de Boers

Phone

0416 206 672

Website

https://canterburygroup.com.au/

Accreditations

Standard MHFA
Youth MHFA
Master Instructor
Principal Master
NSSI MHFA
Blended Online MHFA Community

Location Information

Suite 612/307 St Kilda Rd Melbourne 3004, (Private Consultations)
Melbourne VIC 3004
Australia

States Available In

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

Bio

Adrian is master MHFA trainer and a clinical trainer with the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) and also works in private practice in Melbourne's CBD, delivering personal psychological therapy, psychologist registrar supervision as well as corporate workshops, groups and trainings. Adrian is a well-regarded (AHPRA) registered psychologist and supervisor with over 15 years of counselling and psychotherapy experience working with a wide range of clients and issues. He is a member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and has completed a B.A. (Hons) and Masters degree (MAppSc) in psychology focusing primarily on panic and anxiety reactions in relation to environmental stressors.

Adrian has diverse interests in well-being and psychological health and has explored a number of approaches that emphasise individual strengths and resiliency as opposed to deficits. Adrian works with both solution focused brief models of therapy as well as insight oriented, medium to long term psychotherapy.

Adrian has a particular interest in youth mental health and has spent much of his career working with young people and focusing on developing greater community awareness and mental health literacy with a focus on early intervention. Adrian is a highly skilled facilitator and instructor who has successfully completed the; Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA: 2012), Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA: 2010), Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (MHFA NSSI: 2018) and Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR: 2018) instructor training programs.

"It has been an honour and a career highlight working with the many educators, teachers, front line workers, parents and young ambassadors in delivering an array of workshops and training(s) focused on mental health problems in young people. In this field, the (Youth) Mental Health First Aid course leads the way and is a shining example of how the community can benefit from greater mental health awareness reducing stigma and misunderstandings as well as providing a range of practical tools that are relevant for all participants, from lay people through to more experienced clinicians alike".

  • Adrian de Boers (MAPS), January 2015.