Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Vanessa Mitchell




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Location Information

Lismore NSW 2480

States Available In

  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Victoria


Vanessa Mitchell is an energetic and engaging facilitator, who has over 20 years experience working in the Community Sector. She is passionate about advocating for the rights of people with a disability and can deliver targeted MHFA training to people working in the disability sector, or families and carers of people with a disability, while also offering MHFA training within other sectors.

Vanessa works part time as a Learning & Development Facilitator with Aruma (formally House with No Steps), offering training programs across QLD, NSW and Victoria, as well as offering MHFA training as a Sole Trader for community groups or individuals.

When she's not delivering training, Vanessa runs a rapidly growing Stand Up Comedy club in the Northern Rivers, and performs comedy all over the East Coast of Australia. Vanessa is a strong advocate for diversity and freedom of expression, which aids in her delivery of the MHFA messages to the wider community.

For more information, please email Vanessa on

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
09/12/2021 - 10/12/2021 Vanessa Mitchell
Lismore NSW 2480
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
21/02/2022 - 22/02/2022 Vanessa Mitchell
Adelaide, SA
Adelaide CBD
Adelaide SA 5000
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open