Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Deon Bird

Phone

0429862292

Website

www.deonbirdtraining.com.au

Accreditations

Blended Online AMHFA Community
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA
AMHFA Talking About Suicide
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Talking about Gambling
Gambling Problems MHFA
NSSI MHFA
Mental Health Yarns

Location Information

Brisbane QLD 4020
Australia

States Available In

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

Bio

I'm a husband, father of 4, proud Aboriginal man, ex-footy player, wanna-be podcaster & a Mens Mental Health Advocate.
I was fortunate to play professional Rugby League for 11 years between 1996 & 2006, both in the NRL and the English Super League and when I think back I thought I was put on this earth to play footy.

However, after retiring I fell into Indigenous mentoring and quickly realised what I was truly meant to do and that was support young Indigenous men and women. Fast forward 11 years and I am still fortunate to be working in this sector but this has been taken to another level, as I have developed a passion for mental health and in particular the mental health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

I am proud that I can now continue to assist Indigenous men and women by empowering others, through the delivery of these Mental Health courses.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA Edition 3.1 The 14-hour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult. You will learn how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan. This course is based on evidence from the expert consensus of Aboriginal mental health professionals, many of whom also have lived experience of mental health problems.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA Talking about Suicide 5 hour course that teaches people how to support an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is having suicidal thoughts.

Talking about Gambling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People 5-hour workshop for adults assisting an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person experiencing gambling problems.

MHFA for Gambling Problems Half-day course for adults assisting someone experiencing gambling problems.

Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Half-day course for adults assisting someone engaging in self-injury.

If you would like me to deliver a course for you please feel free to contact me.

Thanks and Talk Soon!
Deon

Additional Information

Available to deliver training anywhere in Australia