Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
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Karen Reval

Phone

08 8953 1250

Accreditations

Youth MHFA
Suicidal Person MHFA

Location Information

ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870
Australia

Bio

Karen Reval has lived in Alice Springs for over 37 years. Originally a teacher, she moved into corporate training, gaining a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training before being drawn to Lifeline, firstly as a Telephone Crisis Supporter then as Counselling and Training Supervisor with a Diploma in Counselling, to now being the Centre’s Education and Training Manager. During this time Lifeline Central Australia became a specialist Education and Training Centre. Karen’s focus has been on delivering Livingworks programs ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) in addition to complementary workshops such as The Accidental Counsellor and Youth Mental Health First Aid. In responding to a need for youth suicide prevention, Karen set about introducing a whole of school approach to suicide prevention training to secondary schools in the region. Central to this has been the delivery of safeTALK to senior students in Years 10 -12.