Kirsten’s combination of lived experience, carer experience and wide professional experience makes her an ideal trainer. She was both personable and professional, and flexible to the needs and expectations of the group. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Empowered Lives. 

The course itself is vital and I think every workplace ought to have people trained in mental health first aid. Even as someone working in mental health, I learnt a lot of valuable skills and can already see a wide variety of situations in which these skills will be immensely valuable.  

– Matt 

Kirsten is able to build rapport with trainees from a wide range of backgrounds. She is an impressive trainer, an experienced mental health advocate and a consummate professional. 

– Scott

I have previously worked with Kirsten in a professional capacity in co-facilitation roles and Kirsten is excellent at creating an environment that is warm, respectful and inclusive.

– Elena



I highly recommend the Mental Health First Aid course, as it made a perfect addition to my Certificate IV in Mental Health which I completed a few months earlier.
MHFA course helped me further by developing my skills and learning guidelines that covered a number of mental health problems and crises that I will be able to practically implement though out my life and future career in the industry.
I assure you won’t ever regret being better equipped with the tools to help people with mental health problems.

– Katie


I thoroughly enjoyed both days doing my Mental Health first aid course. I found my trainer taught the course with great passion and enthusiasm for the course. I believe MHFA is a course that anyone and everyone from all ages should at sometime take part in, as it would help all others become more aware of just how prevalent mental illness is today and it would most importantly help educate people that are so unaware.

– Participant




 Meybell was thoroughly engaging and supportive throughout the intensive 2 days. She was knowledgable, a great communicator, and facilitated some dynamic activities and debriefs.

– Participant.

Meybell was fantastic, she continued to give us a great understanding of each unit and answered all question. Practical kept the students involved and interested. Great work Meybell. 

– Participant.

Loved how Meybell made the learning environment fun, safe and comfortable for everyone to contribute to discussion. She was very considerate on how the course content could affect some people and was very understanding of this. Covered the content clearly and efficiently.

– Participant. 



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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis - please call NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, or Lifeline Telephone 24-Hour Crisis Support on  13 11 14 

For emergencies call 000 or visit your nearest hospital

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