Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Joan Oldfield

Phone

0409678580

Accreditations

Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Youth MHFA
Youth Refresher
teenMHFA
Master Instructor
Principal Master
Gambling Problems MHFA
Suicidal Person MHFA
NSSI MHFA
Blended Workplace

Location Information

Keith
Keith SA 5267
Australia

States Available In

  • New South Wales
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria

Bio

I am based at Keith in the south east of South Australia where I farm with my husband. I am happy to travel. I have Cert 4 in Training & Assessment and Cert 4 in Basic Emergency Care, also am Childsafe Team Leader and have current First Aid. I have always been involved in our community through women's ag groups, church - outreach & youth group leader, ambulance & sport. As a volunteer ambulance officer for the past 10 years I also co ordinate training for the ambulance team at Keith. I am employed by SA Ambulance to present training for new volunteers in regional SA and by an RTO to present General First Aid. Previously I have been involved in organising workshops around work life balance and other community events which provide education around mental health/stress/self care. Through both personal and professional experience, I have seen the effect that poor mental health can have on quality of life for all ages and know the difference early intervention makes when someone is becoming unwell. I am very motivated to expand knowledge around mental health problems, especially in rural areas and enjoy presenting both the Standard and Youth courses in regional areas as well as metro. I am also accredited to present MHFA for Financial Counsellors and Blended MHFA for White Collar Workplace face to face sessions. Happy to discuss flexible delivery eg. 2 full days/1 full day + 2 evening sessions.. Presenting training energises me and feedback says I am adept and able to engage with participants positively.