Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
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Libby Kustka

Phone

0433782576

Accreditations

Youth MHFA
Suicidal Person MHFA

Location Information

Margaret River WA 6285
Australia

States Available In

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

Bio

Libby is an accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, also offering the 4-hour Conversations About Suicide training course.

With a background in Arts and Education, Libby has extensive experience in working with young people and adults, and is a freelance writer for International mental health zines.

Facilitating the YMHFA training courses in all Australian states, and specialising in remote and rural areas, Libby spends most of her time between Queensland and Western Australia.

As a Musical Theatre Director and Teacher, Libby delivers dance, drama, and singing programmes that facilitate engaging theatre arts experiences for children and young adults. The Arts are a powerful means of self-expression and development, used to help young people explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills. These opportunities for young people are positive ways to help emotions and feelings be expressed in a safe and fun environment when words simply aren’t enough.

Libby is also actively involved in local community alliances for mental health - Mindful Margaret River, and Alliance Against Depression -, and supports Indigenous scholarships through her bookings.

Passionate about Mental Health and Youth, and having worked and travelled internationally in Africa, United Kingdom, Europe, and throughout Australia; Libby brings a fresh and knowledgeable approach - delivered in a supportive environment - to her courses and classes.

Additional Information

Feedback from previous participants of Libby's courses:

Libby was a wonderful Instructor that was able to provide the information clearly and accurately whilst still keeping attendees engaged. There would be no hesitation to refer Libby to other services and health care workers for the YMHFA course. Thanks again Libby :)

Extremely competent, passionate and engaging. I enjoyed the course immensely and learned a great deal of valuable information.

Libby is a brilliant instructor. Her knowledge of the course content and great presentation skills made the two day course interesting and informative throughout.

I absolutely loved this course. I was well informed and Libby was engaging, warm and easy to talk to. Great trainer, feel very lucky to have attended this course and have recommended to others to attend in the near future.

"Best instructor I have ever met. Great educator. Thanks again."

"Libby made everyone feel welcome as they walked in the door. Her presentation, rapport with everyone - and knowledge was invaluable and she made the two days run very smoothly for such a subject matter."

"Libby was very approachable and made everything understandable and everyone feel comfortable.. Would 100% recommend her to others."

"Libby was an excellent instructor she presented the topic well and kept us all engaged. With such a sensitive subject Libby asked us on a regular basis if we were ok. I thoroughly enjoyed Libby's workshop and her empathy and passion."

"Libby, thank you for keeping us engaged and on task while still allowing us the opportunity for discussion. You created a safe place for us to speak. May you continue to go on creating safe places while sharing the YMHFA first aid course."

Email direct: libertyartsaustralia@gmail.com

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
24/06/2021 - 25/06/2021 Libby Kustka
Broome Lotteries House
Cable Beach Road
Broome WA 6725
Australia
Youth MHFA Youth MHFA Registration Open
19/07/2021 - 20/07/2021 Libby Kustka
Community Resource Centre
86 Abel Street
Boyup Brook WA 6244
Australia
Youth MHFA Youth MHFA Registration Open