Mental Health First Aid & Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

This training is being run in partnership between CrewCare, the University of the Sunshine Coast and Griffith University. All places are fully sponsored apart from the cost of training manuals and participant travel and accommodation.

Please Note: These sponsored courses are available exlusively to CrewCare Members. Members can register for either or both courses.
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Accredited Training (2 days)

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st April, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm (Day 1 and 2)
The Ship Inn, Griffith University Building S06 Room 2.02, South Bank, Brisbane

Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about. The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Accredited Training (2 days)

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd April, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm (Day 3 and 4)
Griffith University Building S02 Room 7.16/7.07, South Bank, Brisbane

In ASIST, people learn to apply a suicide intervention model. It helps caregivers recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide. It then explores how to connect with them in ways that understand and clarify that risk, increase their immediate safety and link them with further help. Over 80,000 people in Australia have attended ASIST which is available in all states and territories.

Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

Workshop features:

  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • A scientifically proven intervention model
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • Group discussions
  • Skills practice and development
  • A balance of challenge and safety


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Mental Health First Aid Training
Facilitator Paige Gaudry

paigePaige is an experienced Mental Health First Aid Facilitator with over 4 years delivering this pivotal training to the Queensland community.

Paige has extensive experience in mental health broadly, and has an ingrained passion for educating people about Mental Health.

It was during Paige’s first year at University, studying Human Services that she realised Psychology and Mental Health was a strong passion of hers.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Facilitator: Kristy Apps


Kristy is a social worker and musician with a passion for community music. She currently works as a Case-Manager at Griffith University working with students who are experiencing significant and complex challenges.

Kristy has worked with human services for over 15 years and is a advocate for equity and diversity across the board.

She began her career facilitating LGBTIQ+ peer support groups in the community sector and has continued to provide support to the rainbow communities in a variety of roles.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Facilitator: Sally Morris


With an academic and professional background in human services, Sally Morris has been working to prevent suicide since 2005 when she began as a volunteer peer telephone counsellor. Sally has a specialised focus in LGBTIQ communities and has worked and volunteered in numerous LGBTIQ organisations across Australia over the last 15 years.

Sally brings together a unique combination of expertise in suicide prevention and community development, to provide insight to the role that social inclusion has in improving mental health and wellbeing.