"I completed the Mental Health First Aid training course with Sydel in November this year. Sydel is a great trainer who is professional, engaging and has substantial experience in this area. The information was delivered in a way that was suitable for both health and non-health professionals being both practical and adaptive. A lot of training course like this can be quite dry and somewhat tiresome but this was quite the opposite. I would highly recommend Sydel’s training if you are considering doing your MHFA."
“I would highly recommend the Mental Health First Aid course with Sydel Weinstein at the Mental Health Station. Sydel has a professional manner and articulates course delivery in a clear and concise way that is easy to understand. Sydel is team orientated and creates an empathetic, inclusive and safe environment. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt very supported in my contributions to discussions. As a counsellor I now feel more confident in supporting clients and people in general who are in need of crisis support.”
"Such a hugely valuable course I can highly recommend Sydel’s training"
“I strongly recommend this course to every parent, employer, employee, sporting manager and any person interested in helping others and learning about the warning signs and assistance available for people with Depression and Suicide tendencies, Anxiety disorders, Psychosis and Substance use disorders. I have decided that I will include this MHFA course in the forthcoming yoga teacher-training course, as I sincerely believe that it is a necessary qualification for anyone in a position of being responsible for a group of people. Sydel is a very polished presenter and was extremely generous in providing us all with enormous amounts of information and referral resources.”
"Through the mhfa training I have learned how to assist individuals experiencing mental health crisis of many types. As a research psychologist working with children who suffer with learning disabilities, I now feel like I am equipped to assist them with the issues and crises they may experience throughout their life. This component of my services for children and their families was missing."
"I highly recommend the Mental Health First Aid training for anyone who has responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of others, whether in a workplace or in group or team situation. Sydel is an experienced and empathetic trainer, with a life experience that enriches the nationally accredited training. Sydel makes the training and information accessible and relevant to anyone seeking the skills to make a difference to those with mental health issues. The information, while often confronting, when put into the context of mental health first aid with Sydel's gentle and experienced approach, shifts into a skill set readily available to the learner.I feel the training has benefitted and added to my management skills, and will be of benefit in both family and work situation. The more people who do this training, the better we can shift the social attitudes to mental health, and become a more inclusive and understanding community."
"I completed this course a few months back. Certainly worthwhile as I am working in the natural health industry with people and their personal and emotional issues. Also very helpful with identifying issues with family, friends or work colleagues. I highly recommend this course it is very well put together and easy to understand. Sydel is an excellent lecturer/teacher and really knows her stuff."
"What an insightful 2 day Mental Health First Aid course I’ve just attended. My mission in life is to become of better service to society by helping others with positive self communication. I believe the program and Sydels teachings have given me the tools needed to progress within this field. Thank you very much. "
"The Mental Health First Aid Course gave me valuable insight to how important Mental Health is to the overall wellbeing of people. The course was interactive and really well constructed which helped me to understand what Mental Health is as well as giving me valuable skills in how to support other people. I strongly recommend this great course"