Passionate Lives Training Pty Ltd founder Trys Reddick recently featured on the ABC News. To view the full segment click the picture on the right or click here to read further information on our ABC interview as featured on the Mental Health First Aid website.
Passionate Lives have been facilitating Mental Health First Aid courses for the last 4 years and in that time, have worked with many corporate, NFP and Government Departments to deliver award winning evidence based courses that are practical and littered with personal experiences. We have facilitated our 90th course in July 2019 and we’re looking forward to reaching the 100th course by October. Our current feedback stands at 97.7% approval from our participants with 98.8% saying they would recommend us to their friends.
The Songs of Hope CD Project
Passionate Lives has funded and co-founded the “Songs of Hope CD” project, taking 10 Singer / Songwriters with a lived experience of Mental Illness and supporting them to write and professionally record their own songs around the theme of Hope. July 18th 2019 saw the launch of the long awaited CD at the Rockingham Shopping Centre. For more information on the project click here or to purchase a copy of the CD visit our shop here.
So what is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g the person is suicidal). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.
Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. Passionate Lives offers Standard and Youth MHFA courses as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.
FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
Following on from our success working with the City of Rockingham, Kwinana and Cockburn, we are excited to announce we will be running more FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid courses, this time funded by the WA Primary Health Alliance. We will be running both the Youth Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person courses in both Waroona and Pinjarra over July and August. These course have proved extremely popular and we often have extensive waitlists so please click here to reserve your space. Places are limited and will go on a first come, first served basis.
Kwinana Alliance Against Depression
Trys Reddick co-founded the Kwinana Alliance against Depression, an initiative based on a European Model that reduced suicide rates by 24%. The Alliance Network is a grassroots initiative supported by the WA Primary Health Alliance. To get more information on the Alliance and what we do, visit our page here.
Number one regret
After 4 years of facilitating Mental Health First Aid courses covering over 1000 participants, the number one regret that everyone shares is that no one told them this information earlier. In the last 4 years we have helped and inspired individuals, groups and corporations to increase their awareness of the people around them displaying warning signs of what could be a Mental Illness or Suicidal Ideation. Don’t let it be yours
Do you have poor retention of staff? Are you spending more than you’d like in recruitment, inductions and on-boarding because staff keep leaving? Along with extensive Mental Health experience, Trys has experience in HR / Recruitment and is also Health and Safety trained. He is available for consultancy work at your workplace. He can interview staff in a non confronting, confidential way to get full disclosure and report back suggestions to improve morale at your workplace. Contact us here for more information.