Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Melissa Hardy





Blended Online MHFA Tertiary
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Engaging Senior Leaders
Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Youth MHFA
Master Instructor
Conversations about NSSI
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace
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Location Information

Melbourne VIC 3000

States Available In

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


Education and Qualifications

  • Master of Mental Health Practice (2021-2023)
  • Master of Social Change and Development (with Distinction)
  • Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 500 hr RYT Yoga Teacher
  • Meditation Teacher

About Melissa

Melissa Hardy is a social worker and has over 18 years of experience working in various sectors including – not-for-profit, multinational non-government organisations, local government, and state government. Melissa’s teaching and coaching style would be described as warm, adaptable, approachable, friendly, and professional.

Melissa runs corporate wellbeing programs incorporating mental health literacy, Mental Health First Aid, workplace wellbeing, meditation, self-care & resilience, yoga, and meditation. She has specialist skills in community development, social change, reflective practice, counselling and community facilitation. Melissa also has experience working with groups from diverse backgrounds including people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and has worked with a number of specific community groups including the Afghan, Indian, and Burmese & Rohingya communities.

Melissa also has experience delivering training to groups of young people, VCAL students, women's organisations, people living with a disability, corporate groups, local and state government staff, sporting clubs, volunteer groups, not-for-profit leaders, and university students. She also has experience working one-on-one with young people and adults that live with mental illness.

Outside of work, she has a passion for yoga, meditation, travel, food, and culture. Please contact Melissa to further discuss your organisation's training needs and how MHFA training can benefit you and/or your organisation.

Located in the outer east of Melbourne and available to travel within Australia.

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Feedback from Participants:

“Mental Health is quite a heavy subject in itself however the instructor made it really easy to understand and engaging. I loved how it was interactive all through the training!”

MHFA Workplace Online, April 2021 “Really energetic, engaging and down to earth, even when delivering content remotely”

Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course, April 2021

"Melissa had a very engaging personality. Bubbly, calm and compassionate. Highly knowledgeable in this field and also able to pull from personal experience in a few areas through discussions. I feel she is perfect as a trainer in general but more so in this sensitive area of Mental Health. When engaging with differing personalities & those who have many stories to share, managed to keep to the content of the course information but was able to balance the time out to allow others to share stories of experience, which showed her human compassionate nature. Wish her well in her future endeavours & if any courses are available to attend of hers i would be more than willing to attend & would also highly recommend this course & her abilities in teaching it." - Tecoma, Standard MHFA Course 2020

"Such a pleasure to be led through this material by Melissa as she held the group firmly and respectfully. Her knowledge was evident and she encouraged group participation really well." - Glen Waverley, Standard MHFA 2019

"Melissa was well versed and clearly educated in this field." - Mitcham, Standard MHFA 2020

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
09/11/2021 - 11/11/2021 Melissa Hardy
Melbourne VIC 3004
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
23/11/2021 - 30/11/2021 Melissa Hardy
St Kilda Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Closed/Full
24/11/2021 - 01/12/2021 Melissa Hardy
St Kilda Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Closed/Full