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Media Enquiries

Mental Health First Aid Australia has experts available for comment, information and media interviews.

Experts available for comment

  • Nataly Bovopoulos, CEO (profile)
  • Dr Claire Kelly, Youth Programs Manager (profile)
  • Adjunct Prof, Betty Kitchener AM, Director and founder of the MHFA Program (profile)
  • Prof Anthony Jorm, Chair (profile)

Available for comment on:

National Mental Health First Aid Guidelines, Mental Health First Aid Programs and Courses on how a member of the public can offer initial help to a person who is developing the following mental health problems:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Problems

or in a mental health crisis:

  • Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
  • Panic Attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

Within the following populations:

  • Adults
  • Young People
  • Workplaces
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Nursing and Medical Students
  • Financial Counsellors
  • Vietnamese and Chinese Australians
  • People with Intellectual Disability

International spread: Over 2 million people around the world have attended a MHFA course (as of February 2017)

Contact

For media enquiries, please contact:
Ellison Bloomfield
Marketing Manager
ellisonb@mhfa.com.au
(03) 9079 0212

Or

Nataly Bovopoulos
natalyb@mhfa.com.au
(03) 9079 0202
0412 205 860