Community Training

A group of ten men and women stand together at the front of a room, chatting and holding A4 white pages, each featuring the names of types of drugs as part of a a Mental Health First Aid training activity.

Looking for a community mental health first aid course?

Mental Strides delivers mental health first aid training for organisations across the state which are open for public registration.

These sessions are promoted on the Mental Strides Facebook page and are perfect if your small business or organisation is looking to train a few team members in mental health first aid.

Lifeline WA Training

Mental Strides works in partnership with Lifeline WA to deliver mental health training, including the Mental Health First Aid courses. Community courses are run several times a year.

Upcoming mental health first aid training courses

We delivered two community Mental Health First Aid courses during May for Lifeline WA and St John of God Bunbury Community and Social Outreach.

Details of publicly available courses facilitated by Mental Strides will be posted to the Mental Strides Facebook page and added to this webpage.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about community courses and how to successfully organise one in your area, please email

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

Anonymous course feedback (Mental Health First Aid), 2021

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

Highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable mental health training delivery across Western Australia

Engel Prendergast is our Mental Health Consultant, working with organisations and groups to build a culture that supports good mental health.

Engel is an accredited Mental Health First Aid and safeTALK Instructor, and Lifeline Crisis Supporter and Mentor. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion), Diploma of Counselling, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

With natural compassion, a determination to help others and extensive experience in training and facilitation, Engel provides an environment that fosters learning and ownership.

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 top and grey pants. Engel is standing at the front of a room, delivering Mental Health First Aid training. A projector behind her features a tile titled, "Main Symptoms of Depression".

We’d love to work with you to deliver tailored mental health training for your community.

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