Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Kate Erne


0414 013 730


Standard MHFA
Standard MHFA Refresher Course
Suicidal Person MHFA

Location Information

Adelaide SA 5000

States Available In

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


I have a Masters of Education (M.Ed) a Dip TAA & TAE4. For the past 22 years I have worked in the field of Vocational Teaching, Community Services and particularly in Disability Employment Services specialising in Mental Illness. From 2002 to Jan 2015 I was employed by UnitingSA in a number of roles such as, Training Coordinator, Program Business Manager (Australian Disability Enterprise) and Program Manager (Work Skills Development). From January 2015 I commenced my own business venture, Community Awareness Training & Education Services (CATES), delivering various training workshops to Community Service organisations. MHFA has featured highly on the agenda leading to some organisations applying for the MHFA Skilled Workplaces recognition initiative. Previously in the UK I worked in the Vocational Education Training (VET) sector teaching/curriculum development/work-placement -16 to 19 year olds with behavioral issues and poor levels of numeracy & literacy undertaking foundation programs which led them to mainstream qualifications and chosen career paths. I enjoy working collaboratively to improve the mental health literacy of the workforce and the community. I have delivered well-being/building resilience courses to year 12 students leading up to exam times to help reduce anxiety and I have organised numerous educational forums/exhibitions. I am an engaging facilitator with an ability to adapt to various learning styles, personalities and a wide range of audiences. I look forward to delivering Mental Health First Aid to meet your individual and organisational need.