Supporting Educators Mental Health

Practical First Aid for the Mind.

Supporting Educators Mental Health

Do you know how to respond if a staff member is having an emotional crisis and it’s affecting their work?

Working with Educators who are depressed or experiencing anxiety can be difficult. This workshop gives leaders the first-aid skills to be better able to support Educators experiencing mental health concerns.

You will develop the skills required to help others in their time of need as well as gain the confidence to provide valuable emotional support.  This full-day workshop has been designed by mental health experts and ECE leaders.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

Mental Health
Signs and Symptom
Actions Plans
First Aid
Providing Support

During this session we'll:


Mention first-aid and most of us think of resuscitation or dealing with injuries or burns. But what should you do if you encounter someone having a panic attack, behaving aggressively (perhaps because of alcohol or drugs), or appearing suicidal?

In any year, more than one in five Australians over the age of 16 have a common diagnosable mental illness. Workshop participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems and how to help.

In the wake of recent events, it is more important than ever to provide emotional support for Educators. This full-day workshop has been designed by mental health experts and ECE leaders. This workshop will help you identify the signs and triggers of mental health issues, as well as develop skills for responding confidently when supporting Educators during these times.

This program has been specifically designed for Ed Leaders, 2ICs, Nominated Supervisors, Coordinators, Managers and Approved Providers.

Facilitator: Brigitte Duclos

Brigitte Duclos is a professional presenter who has spent more than thirty years in the media. With experience in and a passion for the mental health field, she brings a unique skill set as an Educator.

Brigitte has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Victoria University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology. She has Applied Suicide and Intervention skills training as well as Mental Health First Aid certification.

After the workshop you will be able to:

Keep everyone happy and health by creating an environment of psychological safety

Support your team and respond appropriately to a mental health crisis.

De-escalate situations to ensure children and staff are kept safe

Feel confident when providing emotional support

Who is this program designed for?
The programs are specifically designed for leaders and managers in the early childhood and OSHC sector.

Is it NESA registered?
The programs hours can be logged as elective PD hours.

Can I be invoiced for the session?
Yes, just select pay by invoice.

Will I receive a certificate?
Yes, you’ll receive a certificate at the completion of the session. It will be emailed to the participant email address you registered with.

What kind of support can I expect after the workshop?
All programs include phone and email support.