Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Kamaia Harkness




Engaging Senior Leaders
Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace

Location Information

Lismore NSW 2480

States Available In

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland


Kamaia Harkness is an experienced learning facilitator with a Bachelor of Adult & Workplace Education. She has a relaxed, engaging style of facilitation that keeps the learning alive and interesting and ensures a safe space for participants.

She has had many years experience teaching children and adults in a wide range of circumstances. Until recently Kamaia was a Training Facilitator for an organisation rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Prior to that she coached business owners in marketing practices, taught ESL to migrants at TAFE and ran art classes in primary schools.

Kamaia has experienced first hand the effects of mental illness through personal connection with people who have psychosocial disabilities and other mental health issues. She recognises how isolating and difficult it can be for them when people around them don't understand what they're going through and are hesitant to connect.

As a Local Area Coordinator with the NDIS program Kamaia helped people with disabilities access and utilise the NDIS. She worked with many people who were diagnosed with mental health disorders. She also noticed there were many people who had mental health issues that were not properly recognised or acknowledged, especially amongst carers of people with disabilities. She recognised the need for more awareness and support in this area.

Kamaia now devotes her time to delivering Mental Health First Aid courses. She wants to spread information about mental health issues and increase awareness in workplaces and communities about what we can do to support each other when we see someone experiencing a mental health issue or mental health crisis.

The MHFA course is a great way to increase the confidence to take those small caring actions that can really help.

Additional Information

Available for training in Northern Rivers and surrounds, Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Grafton and Coffs Harbour

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
01/11/2021 - 02/11/2021 Kamaia Harkness
WorkForce Skills & Training
2/111 Dawson St
Lismore NSW 2480
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open