My name is Mary Van Lambaart and I have over 18yrs of educational experience as an Assistant Principal in the primary sector during this time I expanded my skills sets to include being a Mindfulness Educator and Facilitator, My portfolio has included working with students with disabilities, students at risk from sexual abuse and family violence all have expanded my skill set to ensure that I am able to cater for a range of learning styles and needs.
Prior to working in education I worked in private enterprise, running a number of family businesses, therefore I understand the complexities of employing staff and providing Occupational Health and Safe work environments. I am currently working as an educational consultant, life and business coach.
Feedback from participants about the instructor
"Thank you Mary! Thank you for your courage and vulnerability to be an advocate and freedom-fighter for people living and experiencing mental illness. Through instilled faith, practical teaching, powerful empathy, and by presenting your knowledge and passion, I am so glad to have done the training to become a Mental Health responder. Will highly recommend this course to everyone and anyone! As a person who lives with mental illness, at times the content was revealing and tough to hear but I feel equipped to become a healthier me, and help others compassionately through this training"
“Mary was amazing. The nature of content in a MHFA course can be very daunting to some based on experience or personal history. I can with confidence say that Mary was one of the best facilitators I have ever had, in any course, in my life. She was an absolute delight and I will be definitely be engaging with her to complete any MHFA workplace training I can organise for any organisation I am a part of”.
‘Mary was such a knowledgeable, engaging and approachable facilitator who made the content very easy to digest and understand. What I appreciated most was her vulnerability in sharing so many lived experiences to make the content real for us. It felt as though we covered a lot of information in the two days but she made it very digestible’.
"Excellent course very informative and communicated well with the instructors sharing her own personal experiences, this helped settle the rest of the people attending and allowing them to also open up. I left the course with a lot more knowledge in MHFA than I had"
"Thank you Mary-you enabled us to be able to begin using our new skills immediately. I really appreciate that your real experience has helped make the content even more relevant".
“I was SO impressed with Mary, Mary is EXCELLENT. She really cares about what everybody has to say and provides valuable feedback which is just as interesting as the course content! I really enjoyed this course and I really enjoyed having Mary as my instructor”.
“I found Mary to be a wonderful presenter who was engaging and worked with the team extremely well. She was easy to listen to, adapted very well for remote delivery and was extremely organised. I found her to be outstanding”.
“Outstanding and will be encouraging other staff to do it as well”.
“Mary is a huge asset to this course!”
“Amazing Instructor! Mary had a wonderful balance between, Statistics, Research, and personal experience. She was engaging and supportive”.
About the course content
“Very glad I completed the course. It provided a wonderful introduction into mental health and practical strategies for triaging someone experiencing a mental health crisis.”
“Fantastic! The skills taught were easily and instantly applicable in my everyday role. I recommended to my boss that new starters are enrolled in this as part of our workplace induction”.
“I told Mary on the final day that I wish there were more days to this course as I felt that it was such an incredible learning opportunity and I wanted to do more”.
“Fantastic! A really worthwhile learning experience that will be useful not just in the workplace but also with friends and family”.
“Great course. The instructor made it a great experience. Everything was explains and questions could be asked anytime”.
Our business motto Digging Deeper into mental health, rings hard in today's climate. If you are looking for a range of ways to provide training to support your staff please do not hesitate to contact us as we provide a range of evidence-based accredited programs..
If you are an organisation looking to train your staff and require programs, dates and times that best suit your team then please give us a call so we can tailor the program to suit your teams requirements,
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