Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Irene Foulis




Youth MHFA
Youth Refresher

Location Information

Adelaide SA 5000

States Available In

  • South Australia


Irene is an experienced instructor with extensive experience in the Mental Health Sector and the mental health issues impacting on the wellbeing of young people.

She is passionate about youth mental health and is currently employed at headspace in the headspace Schools division. Irene travels nationally to secondary schools providing education, awareness and training to students, parents/carers and teachers about mental health and wellbeing in young people.

Previously, Irene worked with young people who were struggling with mental health issues, either in their homes or in the community. Irene used a wide variety of practices including Strengths-based, Recovery Orientated, Grief and Loss and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to facilitate the recovery journey of the young person and supported them to re-connect with their community, increase their independence and access support and services.

Irene values educating and strengthening the wellbeing of young people, building their resilience and supporting them to learn what a rich, full and meaningful life looks like for themselves.

Additional Information

Irene currently works full time in her headspace role so she requires training requests to allow sufficient time for her be planned in managing her time and availability.