Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid



Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Youth MHFA
Youth Refresher
Master Instructor
Conversations about Suicide
Blended Workplace
Blended Online MHFA Community
Blended Online MHFA Workplace

Location Information

North West Tasmania
Sheffield TAS 7306

States Available In

  • Tasmania
  • Victoria


I worked in social welfare in Melbourne for 25 years in a variety of roles. I worked with the Victim's Assistance and counselling program as a case manager and debriefing . I have worked in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and in the Department of Justice with people on Community Based Orders and people on parole. I was an intensive case manager with the Dandenong Drug Court in the first 2 years it was in operation and have more recently done some casual work with youth in therapeutic residential units to keep in touch with the welfare sector and keep my skills and knowledge current. Personally I have lived experience of mental illness and one of my children experienced very severe mental illness throughout her teenage years. This has allowed me to experience the difference between supporting someone on a professional level and an emotional level, which is quite different. I have been a trainer since 2008 and currently currently employed with TasTAFE delivering MHFA and community services courses. Prior to that I worked for TAFE in Victoria delivering community services, mental health and alcohol and other drug tertiary qualifications. My formal qualifications include - Bachelor of Social Welfare, Diploma in Community Services, Diploma in Vocational education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I am passionate about mental health and mental health literacy and bring that passion to my courses