Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Emma Kavanagh





Standard MHFA
Older Person MHFA
Blended Online MHFA Workplace

Location Information

Neutral bay NSW 2089

States Available In

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


Emma is the Principal Psychologist at National Psychology Services which specialises in optimising the mental health and emotional well-being of older adults. Emma provides individual psychology and counselling for seniors living in the community and in Residential Aged Care. She is passionate about educating employees in the Aged Care sector to recognise and respond to mental health problems as they arise in older adults in their care, and has designed and facilitated mental health courses across NSW and QLD. Emma also works in private practice with adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health problems, with a specific interest in anxiety disorders, eating disorders and depression. Emma also facilitates the Standard MHFA course for health care professionals, including GPs, pharmacists, physiotherapists and diversional therapists. Emma also works closely with the Australian charity, SolarBuddy to introduce the SolarBuddy Aged Care program to residents in aged care where older adults give the gift of a solar light to children living in energy poverty.