Liz Western: Mother & Manager

"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." 

Rhonda: Research Psychologist

"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." 

Donna Rowe: Natural Health Professional

"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."

Olivia Matthews: Mother & Teacher

"I found this course extremely informative and practical. I was immediately utilizing the strategies in my personal and professional life. Sydel is an excellent presenter and her commitment and passion for this area is inspiring.

Carolyn Verhoef: Professional Organiser

"Such a hugely valuable course I can highly recommend Sydel’s training"

Margaret Wilcocks: Director Greenwood Yoga Centre

“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.”