Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Ann Jewitt

Phone

0478 317 399

Website

wmhc.com.au

Accreditations

Blended Youth icon
Engaging Senior Leaders
Blended Online MHFA Tertiary
Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Youth MHFA
Youth Refresher
Older Person MHFA
Master Instructor
Principal Master
Conversations about Gambling
Conversations about Suicide
Conversations about NSSI
Blended Workplace
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace
Blended Online MHFA Financial Service Professionals
Blended MHFA for Tertiary Students
Blended MHFA for the Australian Legal Profession

Location Information

Sydney NSW 2061
Australia

States Available In

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

Bio

Ann is a registered Counsellor and an experienced facilitator with Principal Master status having delivered over 130 MHFA workshops. I use my energy, enthusiasm, case studies and experience to contribute to the successful development of participants. I am passionate about increasing awareness and understanding of mental health.

I have been privileged to deliver MHFA workshops to participants from a range of sectors including Aged Care, Ambulance, Choirs, Community Services, Consultants, Corporate, Council Staff and Outdoor Workers, Creative Arts and Agencies, Dance Company, Defence Services, Emergency Services, Financial Services, Fitness Trainers, Government, Hospital staff, Human Resources, Insurance, Insolvency Professionals, Department of Justice, Legal Professionals, LHDs, Logistics, NGOs, Nurses, People and Culture, Police, Private Sector, Religious Ministers and members of the congregation, Residential Care, Retail, School Support staff, Teachers, Transport, University Students, Youth Groups, and Zoo staff.

Participants have included caseworkers, community members, directors, drug and alcohol workers, executives, lawyers, managers, mental health workers, nurses, peer workers, return-to-work specialists, senior leaders, supervisors, teachers, team leaders, veterinarians, and volunteers.

Some of my clients have included: Allianz, Ambulance NSW, AMP, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Barker College, Department of Education, EML, FACS/DCJ, Gondwana Choirs, Harvey Norman, Headspace, icare, Legal Aid, Linfox, Local Councils, Local Health Districts, Navy, NRMA, NSW Police, RMS, Sydney Dance Company, Transport NSW, Uniting, and Wesley Mission.

In addition, I am a contract trainer with the Blue Knot Foundation delivering their Trauma Awareness and Managing Vicarious Trauma workshops.

I am also a trainer with the AH&MRC (Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council) of NSW delivering the Diploma of Counselling and Certificate IV in Mental Health for their RTO.

I am on the National Panel of Assessors conducting Ongoing Support Assessments and Supported Wage Assessments to support the ongoing employment of disabled people in the workplace.

Workplace HR/OD and Leadership experience I have over 20 years experience in HR/OD leadership roles across a range of industry sectors including HR Director at Healthcare Australia, Executive Manager HR and OD at Marist Youth Care, HR Director Asia Pacific at Liberty International Underwriters, HR Director at Quintiles, and National HR Manager at Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia.

Workplace Mental Health experience Mental Health Training Manager at Schizophrenia Fellowship, Trainer and Assessor at Mental Health Coordinating Council, and National Trainer and Assessor at Wesley Mission LifeForce Suicide Prevention.

In addition, I have been a volunteer telephone counsellor, in shift supervisor and trainer with Lifeline for over 12 years and a volunteer telephone counsellor and support group facilitator with Family Drug Support for over 2 years.

I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Qualifications
• Graduate Diploma in Counselling
• Graduate Diploma in Psychology
• Master of Organisational Coaching
• Master of Labour Law and Relations
• Master of Commerce, Employment Relations
• Bachelor of Adult Education (partially completed)
• Certificate IV in Mental Health
• Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)
• Graduate Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Feedback from participants
"Ann was very professional and displayed a passion for imparting the knowledge to her students"
"Ann was a fantastic Facilitator she used great examples to cover off each section and allowed other to share their stories to allow for great conversation on topics that were being covered"
"Ann has a lot of knowledge and experience which she freely shared. Her background and experience brought the content to life"
Finance

"Ann was amazing and you could tell she knew her stuff and was comfortable with the subject"
"Ann was very knowledgeable and very passionate and professional throughout the 2 days. Thank you Ann for your time and energy delivering this course!"
"Engaging and really knowledgeable. Delivered the content in a meaningful and sensitive way. An excellent facilitator"
Insurance

"Fantastic presenter, knowledgeable and kept heavy topics light with presentation style"
"A great instructor with exceptional people skills. Made everybody feel comfortable discussing difficult topics "
Local Council

"Ann was informative and knowledgeable. She was approachable and took time to discuss each section. I learned a lot"
"Ann was an excellent presenter/facilitator. She has the perfect balance of allowing participant discussion and reigning discussion back on point. She has a calm and approachable manner with a wealth of experience"
"Ann provided good activities, good speed, well communicated. Ann made everyone feel very comfortable and everyone was able to contribute and take something away. Ann provided excellent content and was a very knowledgeable trainer"
Government Agency

"Ann was professional, friendly and easy to understand. She was very knowledgeable on the content she was delivering. I would highly recommend her to others"
"Ann was an awesome instructor, really took the time to explain everything and also answer any questions that we may have had"
"Ann was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, engaging and clear. I would highly recommend Ann"
"Ann was a great instructor with an enormous amount of experience and knowledge to share. She was very friendly, patient and delivered the content with passion and skill - it wasn’t a boring textbook style teaching experience. An invaluable training session"
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Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
02/11/2021 - 09/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
Linfox
26 Huntingwood Drive
Huntingwood NSW 2148
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Closed/Full
04/11/2021 - 05/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
Global Skills
19 Pullman Place
Emu Plains NSW 2750
Australia
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Closed/Full
08/11/2021 - 11/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
IFM Investors - Cohort 1
225 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
08/11/2021 - 11/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
IFM Investors - Cohort 2
225 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
10/11/2021 - 10/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
icare
321 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Closed/Full
15/11/2021 - 19/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
Uniting
146 Marsden Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
15/11/2021 - 16/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
One Door Mental Health
27 Fennell St
Parramatta NSW 2150
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
17/11/2021 - 24/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
WPP AUNZ - Cohort 1
1 Kent Street
Millers Point NSW 2000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
18/11/2021 - 25/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
icare
321 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
18/11/2021 - 25/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
WPP AUNZ - Cohort 2
1 Kent Street
Millers Point NSW 2000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
23/11/2021 - 24/11/2021 Ann Jewitt
Environment Protection Authority
59 Goulburn Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
06/12/2021 - 07/12/2021 Ann Jewitt
Uniting
146 Marsden Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Australia
Blended Youth MHFA Blended Youth icon Closed/Full
15/12/2021 - 22/12/2021 Ann Jewitt
Department of Customer Service
19 York St
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full
18/02/2022 - 25/02/2022 Ann Jewitt
Uniting
146 Marsden Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Closed/Full