Testimonials

Seven Mental Health First Aid course participants stand around a whiteboard on an easel. One man writes on the board while the others look on, workshopping ideas as part of a course activity.

Why chose Mental Strides to deliver your mental health training?

There is a common theme to the testimonials and feedback we receive, and it all comes back to our reasons for doing what we do.

Our mental health first aid and mental health awareness training is tailored and led by Engel who brings her experience, natural compassion, and determination to help others. This helps course participants feel relaxed and engaged, so they’re able to focus on the content and feel confident about participating in the course.

It’s a genuine approach that shows in our feedback and it makes us feel pretty proud.

Mental Strides' Mental Health Consultant, Engel Prendergast stands in front of a projector screen, wearing a black top and glasses to deliver mental health training.

What our mental health course participants are saying:

“Engel had lots of anecdotes and real-life examples of the content we were learning – the delivery allowed for many different learning styles too.”

Anonymous course feedback (Mental Health First Aid)
2021

“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

“Engel is very knowledgeable on the subject and kept it interesting by using real-life examples.”

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.


“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), February 2021


We’d love to help your organisation become mentally healthy

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