Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Andrew Cookson




Standard MHFA
Master Instructor
Principal Master
Suicidal Person MHFA
Blended Workplace
Blended MHFA for Tertiary Students

Location Information

Glen Waverley
Melbourne VIC 3150


Andrew brings to his MHFA courses an approach consisting of many different perspectives. As a MHFA Instructor, he has given courses for those in the Employment, Tertiary Education and Public sectors. Professionally, he has worked as a facilitator for youth mental health-related courses, a researcher, a mental health worker in a University residential setting, and a support group leader - taking advantage of studies of psychology and other sciences. As a volunteer, he has worked for a number of years as a telephone counsellor in a rural setting, while also gaining experience as a University class tutor across multiple disciplines. In addition, Andrew takes to his classes lived experience of dealing with mental ill-health, and an enthusiasm to share those stories when appropriate.