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Tailored mental health training for any industry, anywhere in Western Australia

About Us

Mental Strides helps organisations and communities across Western Australia build a culture that supports good mental health by providing professional, tailored mental health training and counselling.

Services

Based in Perth, Mental Strides provides services across a range of sectors and industries. Our training and support services can be tailored to meet your needs and the needs of your organisation, anywhere in Western Australia.

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Auditing

We work with you to audit your organisation and develop a program to build a mentally healthy environment.

A group of eight Mental Health First Aid course participants stand in the front of a room holding large pieces of white paper, with a projector screen in the background displaying a slide titled, "The impact of Mental Illness".

Training

As well as the mental health first aid course, we deliver a variety of tailored mental health workshops.

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Support

Mental Strides provides ongoing client support as well as flexible counselling, including in-house or virtual sessions

Mental Strides' Mental Health Consultant, Engel Prendergast smiles warmly at the camera. She has her hair back, and wears tortoise shell glasses, a floral scarf and an apricot-coloured shirt.

A small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience

Training led by experience, natural compassion, and a determination to help others – which means our mental health courses and workshops can be tailored for you.

If you’re looking to enjoy the benefits of creating a mentally healthy workplace, such as attracting and keeping staff, getting the best out of your team, and creating a more positive and productive work environment, we’d love to help.

Taking Mental Strides

Taking Mental Strides is the title of our blog series, but this is not your average mental health awareness blog.

Think of Taking Mental Strides as a letter from a good friend, chatting about every day life, the happenings of the world, and how these happenings can impact your thoughts and actions.

Hope: believing something good may happen

There are many variations and degrees of hope. For some people hope is expressed in terms of gaining something extra in their lives or making a good day even better. For some it can be hope for others. In other cases, it can be hope they can make it through another day.

Keep reading

Older and wiser: learning from those who have done it before

Older and wiser: learning from those who have done it before. There is lots of value in someone the older they get, but in our society, we don’t always value our elders. When does someone become too old to be useful? When does Google (and other similar avenues) provide better information than lived experience?

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Living in harmony: conflict, consideration and choices

Conflict. Some people revel in it … they like the challenge of the debate, the different views, beliefs, and thoughts … they can’t wait to bring you over to their viewpoint. Even if they don’t succeed, they enjoy the attempt. Others will do almost anything to avoid it. But what happens when conflict becomes unhealthy?

Keep reading
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How can mental health training help your organisation?

Mental health training helps create mentally healthy workplaces.

Businesses that care about good mental health and wellbeing attract and keep staff. Mentally healthy workplaces are more positive and productive, and get the best out of their team.

The benefits also extend far beyond the workplace, with mental health first aiders able to support family and friends.

Mental Strides' Mental Health Consultant, Engel Prendergast smiles warmly at the camera. She has her hair back, and wears tortoise shell glasses, a black sleeveless shirt and grey pants. She is standing to present mental health training, with a projector screen behind her titled, "Main Symptoms of Depression".

Why choose Mental Strides?

“Engel kept everyone engaged with the course and you could see how knowledgeable she is in the field of mental health.”

Confidential Mental Health First Aid course feedback, 2021
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All of your mental health training questions answered in one place

Would you like to approach your supervisor (or management) to run mental health first aid training at work, but don’t have the information you need?

Our new mental health information kit outlines the business benefits of creating a mentally healthy workplace, provides details of our tailored training options, and answers all of your mental health first aid questions

Download the information kit and then contact Engel on +61 451 945 545 to discuss training opportunities for your workplace.

“We work in pretty stressful conditions, with long hours away. The training, especially the role-playing, gave me the tools to recognise and help out anyone who is struggling.”

Manager and Supervisor (Construction), 2021

A group of 15 people (men and women), dressed in casual clothes, and smiling at the camera after completing the Mental Health First Aid course with Mental Strides

We’d love to work with you to develop tailored mental health training for your team.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.