Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Vanessa Wood




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Blended Online MHFA Tertiary
Youth MHFA

Location Information

Adelaide SA 5114


Vanessa's formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood, Diploma of Children's Services along with Cert IV in Mental Health, Cert IV Child Youth Family Intervention, and Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Coupled with 16 years Early Childhood experience throughout Australia, and 9 years working as a Youth Worker in Child Protection, Vanessa brings a wealth of experience to her courses, drawing on life experience and understandings of best practice and is strongly committed to supporting our Youth as they navigate this tricky stage of life, along with the support of their parents / teachers and other support networks.

Vanessa is passionate about Early Intervention in Mental Health and advocating constantly for Early Intervention, along with supporting people to provide First Aid and access appropriate supports.

She believes we are constantly learning and is always eager to ensure her training is accurate, engaging and relevant to the audience being presented to so that participants feel confident to be able to leave their course armed with the skills and knowledge necessary to move forward.