Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Peter Farrugia

Phone

+61418455959

Accreditations

Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Conversations about Suicide
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace

Location Information

Harrington NSW 2427
Australia

States Available In

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Victoria

Bio

As Program Manager of Australia’s largest Peer Workforce, with mental health recovery specialists Flourish Australia, I am well versed in everyday, practical application of Mental Health First Aid. In addition to being a qualified trainer and assessor, I draw on a wealth of personal accounts and engaging anecdotes to bring a relatable, human element to the learning process and impart deeper understanding.

My qualifications include Training and Assessment, Community Sector Management, Mental Health and Mental Health Peer Work. I have many years of experience delivering diverse training modules including Mental Health and Personal Recovery. Among my favourite topics are autonomy, self determination, trauma informed practice, personal recovery and well-being. Becoming an accredited Mental Health First Aid practitioner has been a natural progression of the suite of specialised facilitation I provide.

Sharing my own lived experience and perspectives on real-life situations where Mental Health First Aid techniques are successfully implemented, helps participants to more readily recall and apply course content. Walking them through practical scenarios develops their confidence as well as their competence, for appropriately administering Mental Health First Aid. I use powerful case studies to help participants identify indicators of mental distress and understand the importance of early intervention.

My dynamic facilitation style is friendly, engaging and interactive. Inclusion is always a priority within the learning space so that all participants fully enjoy the experience, while acquiring valuable skills and practical knowledge in the process.

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Co-facilitator Location Course Type Status
26/10/2021 - 27/10/2021 Peter Farrugia Christine Miniawy
Flourish Australia (Via Zoom)
Quad 3, Level 3, Suite 3.01
102 Bennelong Dr
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Workplace Blended Online MHFA Workplace Registration Open
23/11/2021 - 24/11/2021 Peter Farrugia
Flourish Australia (Via Zoom)
Quad 3, Level 3, Suite 3.01
102 Bennelong Parkway
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Australia
Refresher Standard MHFA Standard Refresher Course Registration Open
01/01/2022 - 02/01/2022 Peter Farrugia Mark Cliff
Flourish Australia
Bennelong Parkway
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Australia
Blended Online MHFA Community Blended Online MHFA Community Closed/Full