Sunlight Centre - Crisis Counselling

Mental Health Training

The Sunlight Centre delivers two forms of accredited mental health training.

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid: Learn how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

  • Standard Mental Health First Aid: Learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Training is delivered by accredited trainers with strong experience gained from working in the mental health field.

Contact Us for information information about upcoming training or to schedule training for your organisation.

Testimonials from past participants

Accredited Counsellor:

" Thank you so much for the course and your valuable insights. I really enjoyed course and the warm, professional environment during the weekend that you have created. I found the course to be very beneficial. And would recommend it for all educators and parents. Your experience and real life examples are the greatest assets of the course which helps to understand how young people develop mental illness and how we can support at the earliest stage. Really appreciate your time in sharing your knowledge. Let me know if you organise any further training on different topics. Thank you.”

Masters of Counselling Student

"I really enjoyed the youth MHFA course through The Sunlight Centre and their drive to get the information out into the community. Ken's background in Counselling was advantageous as a facilitator in providing real world context to the course material through his own experiences in working with youth." 

Mother & Youth Worker

“Due to my medical background and personal background, with family members going through difficult mental health issues, I would not have done the course with any other trainer. Ken’s background was very appealing, compared with other trainers in the past who were more like professional trainers. I was dreading that the instructor would be kind of fake, so I searched for someone with a professional mental health and psychology background and found Ken and the Sunlight Centre. I think Ken has seen a lot over his career and has his head around all the modules, especially psychosis, however much that is possible.”