Instructor Profile | Mental Health First Aid
Nina Sawyer


0408 170 421



Engaging Senior Leaders
Standard MHFA
Standard Refresher Course
Master Instructor
Principal Master
Conversations about Suicide
Conversations about NSSI
Blended Workplace
Blended Online MHFA Community

Location Information

5/242 Princess Highway Corrimal
Wollongong NSW 2500

States Available In

  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland


Nina is a qualified Professional Counsellor in her own Private Counselling Practice. Nina is an active member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has her Master's in Social Work and has an undergrad in Applied Social Science majoring in Counselling. With over 15 years of experience as a professional counsellor and family support worker, working with young people in schools, church community programs, headspace, Employment Services, and Lifeline.

Nina 'lived experience' with mental illness has given her firsthand experience with the impact it has on the individual's, their relationships, work performance and education achievements. Giving her a strong belief in the importance of early intervention and educating people about mental health and bringing hope for recovery.

Nina is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, and has been praised for her great sense of humour, outgoing, warm personality and down to earth therapeutic and teaching style.

Some feedback from people who have attended the training recently.

“ Overall the course was informative and easy to follow. The instructor made learning about mental health first aid interesting and informative. I would recommend the course and the trainer to others”

“Nina presented a very informative and practical approach in her delivery of this course. She was very knowledgeable and credible to facilitate this course. She was friendly and was always willing to answer questions and encourage responses from participants”.

“Nina presented this course in an excellent manner she was respectful and kind to everyone in the room. Nina answered all questions that she was asked and allowed everyone in the room to talk openly about experiences with working with a client with mental health. Nina presented the course in a practical way that easy understand she gave many new skills to myself and others. I would recommend other company's use Nina, for mental health training as the setting of 8 people was nice the environment was peaceful, I have attended lots of training in the past that was overcrowded and rushed. This course was set at a good pace”.

Upcoming Courses | Instructing

Dates Instructor Location Course Type Status
28/10/2021 - 29/10/2021 Nina Sawyer
Nexus Mining
Unanderra NSW 2537
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Closed/Full
11/11/2021 - 12/11/2021 Nina Sawyer
Hope and Grow
5/242 Princes Highway
Wollongong NSW 2500
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open
09/12/2021 - 10/12/2021 Nina Sawyer
Hope and Grow
5/242 Princes Highway
Wollongong NSW 2500
Standard MHFA Standard MHFA Registration Open