Share and Care Community Services | Mental Health First Aid

Share and Care Community Services

Health Care and Social Assistance
Industry - Other: 
Medium (51 - 500 staff)
Teresa O'Brien

Share and Care Community Services are a Not For Profit Organisation that sponsors Health, Welfare and Family Services to regional communities. Founded in 1975 by a concerned group of community members in the town of Northam, the Share and Care organisation today has grown to provide 23 various services, and covers 250,000 square kilometres of the Coastal, Wheatbelt and Upper Great Southern areas.

Share and Care provide services that are often intertwined with mental health or mental health specific. Because of the MHFA training, employees state that they feel more confident and safer when faced with consumers who have mental health issues, as well as feeling they provide a better support service. Consumers also state they feel confident in the employees’ skills in delivering their support services.