Mental Health First Aid Webinar


Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022
Time: 10.30am

This webinar will focus on the early intervention/prevention nature of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Kate Figgins, one of the Directors of HumanEx, and Dan Oatridge, MHFA Aotearoa instructor, will discuss the MHFA action plan which is a simple yet effective tool for mental health first responders.

Dan will speak about his personal challenges and how he worked to minimise the impact, he has a good vantage point as both someone who trains MHFAiders and as someone who has experienced ill mental health.
We will also provide some information on languishing vs flourishing within the context of Covid-19 (and modern life), this demonstrates the variability of the Mental Health spectrum and how mental wellbeing is not polarised.
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Webinar Speakers
 

Kate Figgins (Directors @HumanEx)

Kate has over 20 years’ experience working in complex service delivery and solution design organisations across both commercial and not for profit enterprises. She has a strong focus on strategic development and psychological safety in the workplace.
Kate is passionate about purposeful and measurable change and is focused on the human factor in creating safe and mentally well workplaces. Kate is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid Aotearoa Instructor and is one of the two Directors of HumanEx.
 
Dan Oatridge (Instructors @Mental Health First Aid Aotearoa)

Dan has been working in the MHFA space for the last 7 years, firstly starting as a mental health first aider then upskilling to become an instructor.
Using my lived experience with depression and anxiety, Dan found himself working for the Counties Manukau DHB, facilitating MHFA workshops and helping to share knowledge and increase awareness about mental health and mental health first aid. He also spent time working for Lifeline as their National Trainer.