Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Deborah Penglase


0409 382 581



Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Youth MHFA
Youth Refresher
Gambling Problems MHFA
Suicidal Person MHFA
Blended MHFA for Tertiary Students

Location Information

Melbourne VIC 3084

States Available In

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


Deborah is a credentialed mental health nurse who has been practising for over 30 years within community, inpatient, corrections and child and adolescent settings. She has also owned and operated her own successful health and education businesses since 1992.

Currently, Deborah is the director of The Wish Group, which is a mental health consultancy business that brings like-minded professionals together to provide a wide range of mental health support and education services to the community.
Through this company Deborah offers holistic counselling, meditation, mindfulness, custom training, as well as group and individual clinical supervision. Deborah also has training in Psychological first aid.

Deborah provides consultancy services to several tertiary institutions in and around Melbourne. Providing on call mental health support services to residential students, which is unique in its operation. Development and management of mental health support services to university exams, assisting staff and students with managing the stress of exams. Delivery of mental health specific training, both custom built and nine different Mental Health First Aid Courses accredited though Mental Health First Aid.

Deborah also has a strong background in health education, with previous appointments at La Trobe University teaching undergraduate nurses and contract work with the Centre of Excellence for Child and Family Welfare. As part of The Wish Group Deborah also develops custom training for all areas of the community and health sector and is accredited to deliver a variety of Mental Health First Aid courses.
Her training style is making sure that everyone has fun whilst learning.
Her experience in both Mental Health and knowledge of the adolescent and tertiary sector make her an ideal person to run Mental Health First Aid courses for your team.