Mental Health First Aid in Perth

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 training 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 recently facilitated our 100th course in September 2019. Our current feedback stands at 97.7% approval from our participants with 98.8% saying they would recommend us to their friends.




Our world has been changing dramatically over the last few weeks and more and more people are losing jobs, businesses and self isolating. In a time of crisis, we all need to follow the advice from the Government and Health Departments and make necessary adjustments. Due to the crisis, passionate Lives has suspended all public courses for the time being and will only run them when we get the all clear. It is at times like this, however, that the message Passionate Lives stands for – improving Mental Health awareness and social connections – is needed now more than ever. Thankfully, we have the internet to fall back on. As a result of these changes, Passionate Lives is currently developing a suite of courses around reducing Anxiety and a range of other Mental Health problems. Our first one “Reduce Anxiety while in Isolation” is available through our online platform here. 


Inspire Radio Online

Passionate Lives is exited to announce we’re sponsoring the new Community based radio station Inspire Radio. The station which will broadcast from Rockingham will launch in May and aims to promote positive Health and Wellbeing. We will be interviewing local providers about the services they offer and how to connect to them. We are also excited at the schedule of evening programming where we will be inviting local musicians to perform live from our studios. For more info click here.


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training in Gosnells

We are excited to announce we have had some funding from the City of Gosnells to run a Youth Mental Health First Aid course there in Dec. The course is just $20 for residents of Gosnells but due to high demand we are also running a second course in Gosnells for non residents at a hugely discounted $100 + GST. Click here to book your place, we look forward to seeing you there.



Rockingham Alliance Against Depression

We are super pumped to be involved in the formation of the Rockingham Alliance Against Depression which launched in November 2019 to over 90 community members and service providers coming together to share their stories and opinions on how we can work together to make our community safer. For more information on RAAD and find out how to be a part of it, check us out here.

The Songs of Hope CD Project
The Songs of Hope CD Project

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 Training?

Mental Health First Aid Training (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. All participants get to keep the Mental Health First Aid Manual after the course.

FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses
We have just completed a wonderful project for the WA Primary Health Alliance that saw us train over 200 community members from Rockingham, PInjarra and Waroona in both Youth Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person courses. Using grants to offset course costs has been a purpose driven aim for us over the last few years as we respond to your comments. So many people told us they’d love to do the course but simply can’t afford it. That’s why we have made it one of our KPI’s to offer free or subsidised training for as many community members as possible and why we will continue to engage in grant applications so we can continue to offer this into the future. We strongly believe everyone in Australia should do this course at least once in their life and money should never be a barrier to achieving this. Join our newsletter so you can be among the first to know when we will be offering further free or subsidised training in your area. If you are an Incorporated body or Not-for-Profit and wish to partner with us to apply for grants, please send us an email to

We look forward to hearing from you, seeing you and together, making a difference in our communities!