Our vision is to empower people by increasing awareness and understanding of mental illness.
We deliver a range of mental health training to individuals, community members and organisations, empowering people to support and assist others experiencing a mental health problem.
We empower people living with a mental illness by providing recovery-focused support coordination for people with a psycho-social disability on the NDIS.
Mental Health in the Workplace
Everyone wants to work in a healthy workplace.
Identifying mental health problems in the workplace increases early intervention which improves performance and increases productivity.
Flexible solutions to workplace mental health problems
Whether you want to train your staff in Mental Health First Aid, or have a tailored mental health training package for your workplace, Empowered Lives is here to work with you to make your workplace a mentally healthy one.
Mental Health Costs Australian Workplaces:
- $4.6 billion in absenteesim
- $1.6 billion in presenteesism
- $146 million in compensation claims per year
Mental health training is a good investment.
Australian workplaces can expect a return on investment of $2.3 for every $1 invested in mental health first aid training for staff.
Meet your WH&S obligations.
Workplaces with Accredited Mental Health First Aider’s assist organisations meet work, health & safety obligations.
Principal Mental Health Trainer & Support Coordinator
Kirsten is passionate about mental health awareness and advocacy, and about empowering people to have the skills to support people living with a mental illness.
As a mental health trainer, she brings to her training a wide breadth of knowledge gained from her personal experience living with a mental illness, as a carer of children with mental health issues and her extensive and varied professional experience. With a focus on recovery and strength-based principles, she delivers training in a way that is accessible to all attendees.
Work With Us
Empowered Lives is always looking for dynamic, passionate and recovery-focused trainers and support workers to join the team.
Whether you are already an accredited mental health first aid instructor, want to discuss ways Empowered Lives can assist you to obtain accreditation, want to provide other mental health training and workshops, we would love to hear from you.
If you’re a support worker or coordinator who understand mental illness, and works in the recovery model focusing on empowering clients, get in contact with us to discuss joining the team.