Have you ever found yourself wanting to start a conversation around mental health but struggled with uncertainty on how to approach it? You're not alone.
We understand the challenges that surface when discussing sensitive topics. However, these are conversations worth having, because, at Lifeline, we believe in the power of conversation to change lives and save lives. That's why our Training and Support team is here to help the Tasmanian community develop confidence in having conversation skills that save lives.
"Conversation skills that save lives.”
Suicide prevention and intervention
Mental Health First Aid
Domestic violence awareness
Crisis Communication Skills
Trusted by Tasmanian Organisations
After our Lifeline Mental Health First Aid Course was delivered to the JMC Management Teams, we received direct feedback from the group on how the program had given individuals additional skills on how to better manage mental health within the workplace. Overall, I think this was both the facilitator who hosted the course along with the content that was delivered.
Kristy Stewart, Dealer Principal
Trusted training used by local organisations
Our Trainers and Counsellors
Tracey Groombridge is a trainer at Lifeline Tasmania. Tracey has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 28 years, starting her career in the family violence area and working in a variety of sectors such as homelessness, health promotion, and the alcohol, and drugs sector.
Tracey is a Principle Mental Health First Aid Instructor (this means Tracey has delivered a LOT of Mental Health First Aid workshops!). Tracey also delivers training in trauma, and domestic violence, the OzHelp workshops, and pretty much every workshop Lifeline Tasmania Training and Support delivers!
Holly Davies-Freeman is a Trainer and Counsellor. What sets Holly’s training apart is her ability to draw upon her personal and clinical experience to create an experienced-based engaging learning environment. Holly loves working for Lifeline because “there are lots of different opportunities to use my skills and the people I work with are fantastic.”
The mental health myth she hears all the time? That people just have to exercise to cure their depression. Holly trains people in Accidental Counsellor, Mental Health First Aid, Trauma, DV-alert, and a lot of other customised programs.
Stuart Schultz is a Trainer at Lifeline Tasmania. Alongside his role at Lifeline Tasmania, Stu works for part-time for an organisation that provides support and engagement for people with disability to engage in community sport and recreation.
The mental health myth he hears all the time? That being vulnerable is a weakness. As the famous shame researcher Brene Brown says, “Vulnerability is not weakness, it’s our greatest measure of courage”. Stuart trains people in the OzHelp workshops, Mental Health First Aid, Accidental Counsellor and Suicide Conversation Skills.
Confidential support is also available via Lifeline Tasmania's Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Support is provided by qualified counsellors and can be part of a training package for your organisation. If your organisation does not have an EAP provider or would like to change providers, get in touch.
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