Mental health first-aid training at Reach

In January at Reach we participated in Mental Health First Aid Training. We do so much behind the scenes training to make sure that we are not only delivering the best possible facilitation experiences but also so that we are constantly learning and growing as facilitators and staff of Reach.

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resilience, everything we live an breath here at Reach. During the training we further developed our knowledge on how to help someone experiencing ill mental health. We learnt about risk factors and warning signs of mental ill health and where to turn to for help.

Well-being Manager Jaz shared her expertise on this:
“1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness in their life time. That means that not only people in our workshops but people in our teams may require some support at some stage.

That’s why it’s so important that Reach Staff have become accredited as Mental Health First Aiders. Congrats to all those who attended and got your certificate!

As we create safe spaces for people to share and be vulnerable it’s important that we can hold space and refer on in a safe and supportive way. It was so great to see everyone develop their skills in being able to recognise and respond to people requiring support for their mental health.”