Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Robert Merdzan


0407 196 595


Engaging Senior Leaders
Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Master Instructor
Principal Master
Gambling Problems MHFA
Suicidal Person MHFA

Location Information

Perth WA 6000

States Available In

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


Rob is a Principal Master Instructor and has over 40 years of experience working in various roles in the Public and Private sector. He is currently working as a MHFA Instructor, as a support worker with people who have a disability, and as an Emergency response officer in the personal safety and security field. He has previous work experiences as a Learning and Development Consultant, Prison Officer, Police Officer, Non Destructive Testing technician, primary producer, Lawn-mowing contractor, Truck Driver, and trades assistant.

His personal experiences contribute to his understanding of the difficulties that people face when working in emergency and community services or similar high stress roles. He has lived experiences of working with people in emergency services, and those who have been the victims, or witnesses, of traumatic events, crime, family trauma, and who have developed mental health problems. Rob has been delivering various training programs for over 15 years and ranks the Mental Health First Aid program as one of the most worthwhile programs he has delivered. He firmly believes that the program provides people with the knowledge and skills to help others who have, or are developing, a Mental Health problem or experiencing the worsening of an existing Mental health problem, and assists to dispel the myths and stigma associated with mental illness.

His courses receive excellent feedback with comments such as:

"Rob was one of the best presenters I have ever seen in a training environment, and I have been in quite a few training sessions. He was fully knowledgeable of the subject and kept everyone engaged in the subjects. Amazing to watch. Well done Rob."

"Rob is a very competent trainer, who was organised, personable and enjoyable to listen too. His knowledge and experience as a former policemen is valuable and enriches the course content."

"Rob you were a fantastic instructor. The course was delivered in such a way that you didn't even realize you were learning as you went. It was so informative and you are a friendly, approachable and knowledgeable teacher. I look forward to getting the rest of my team through this course."

To book on one of the following courses or to organise an in-house course please email me at

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
15/10/2020 - 16/10/2020 Robert Merdzan
Unity Training
Level 4/445 Hay Street
Perth WA 6000
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open