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Mental Health First Aid (standard course)

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This course is scheduled for 12 hours of face to face instruction 

2 day course Saturday and Sunday

Both days 9-4pm

To get the certificate participants will need to be present both days

Morning tea and lunch will be provided

MHFA manual will be provided free of cost

Community led Safe Space Inner West

We are delighted to offer Mental Health First Aid to the community so that we can grow the mental health IQ in our community to better support our friends, family, colleagues or anyone we meet in our daily lives. It increases participants' knowledge regarding mental health, decreases their negative attitudes, and increases supportive behaviours toward individuals with mental health problems.

Our goal for 2023 is to build the mental resilience in the community and help reduce the stigma associated with mental distress. We want to deliver bespoke, highly researched health and wellbeing events, because what we have found in our time operating the Safe Space is that when a person is accompanied by someone that is supporting them, it invites more meaningful and deep listening conversations which results in better outcomes for the guests. 

We have received a donation from VicCourt Trading so we are able to run this court at a discounted rate. Normally $290 but now only $30. Our venue has been provided free of charge by the Little BIG Foundation and without the support of these partners we wouldn't be able to achieve our ambition to help educate the community 


Ross Durkin 

Ross holds a Bachelor of Counselling and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Australia facilitator. He has previously worked for Wesley MIssion delivering their suicide prevention program to communities called Life Force and worked for LifeLIne as a community coordinator. He previously had a corporate career in sales working for companies such as Staples and Education Experience where he was National Sales Manager. Currently he works for Foundation House as a Consellor supporting the people who work in the building industry. 

A keen rugby league tragic he has coached his sons teams at Coogee Wombats, Bondi United and also played First grade for Bondi United many moons ago. Ross brings a lived experience approach to the way he delivers this course and has over 20 years free from gambling and almost the same with alcohol. 


The Little B.I.G Foundation, well we know what they have done in the community. Over 1500 events in the Little BIG House in the last 12 months, nearly 50 groups hosting events, thousands of little moments and they are providing the space today for us deliver this course. We are grateful as always for their support and encouragement and motivation to be better connected, to have more little moments and be advocates for our community. 

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