ESSA WA Mental Health First Aid Workshop

ESSA WA Mental Health First Aid Workshop

ESSA WA Mental Health First Aid Workshop

The ESSA Western Australia State Chapter are proudly presenting a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course for ESSA WA Exercise & Sports Science Professionals. 

About 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will teach you practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Make a real difference to people in your community. This course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults aged 18-65 who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. Mental Health First Aid teach participants how to assist people 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.

Mental Health Problems Covered;
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

    Mental Health Crises Covered:
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effect from drugs
  • Aggressive behaviours

    Presented by Thriving Minds

    Dr Kemi Wright (AES AEP) and Dr Bonnie Furzer (AES AEP FHEA) will be delivering this course, and in addition to their role as MHFA instructors hold clinical and educational roles related to exercise, mental health and illness. Both have extensive experience working within community and acute mental health settings across the lifespan, and in a variety of settings.


    This workshop is held across 2 days. Attendance at both days is required to claim CPD points. 

    Day One:
    Friday, 10 September 2021
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Perth, WA

    Day Two:
    Saturday, 11 September 2021
    10:00am - 4:00pm  
    Perth, WA

    Rates per person

                      Earlybird                 Standard 
        If registered and paid on or
    before 10 August 2021

      If registered and paid on or
    after 11 August 2021

    ESSA Member   $225.00   $250.00
    ESSA Student Member
    Student Non-Member
    Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.


  • Two day professional development 
  • Arrival tea & coffee and light snacks. Lunch will not be included, please bring your own lunch.  
  • Workbook in a softcopy format
  • Certificate of attendance, gaining you valuable ESSA CPD points
  • Networking with the presenter and your peers

    Target Audience

    Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager

    ESSA CPD Points


    Online: After signing into your ESSA profile, select the blue "Register Now" button 
    Manual Form: click here 

    Registration for this professional development will close at 3:00pm AWST on Thursday, 9 September 2021.

    Please note:
    * Credit card payment is required with online registration.
    * If a tax invoice is required for payment to be made, please use the manual form.
    * Upon registering to any ESSA professional development, you automatically agree to our terms & conditions


  • All accredited persons, regardless of any professional development completed/ attended must refer to their accreditation’s Scope of Practice/Standards, and only treat/practice within the same.  
  • ESSA confirms that at the date of release, this professional development meets the requirements of the ESSA Continuing Professional Development Points Guidelines. The information contained in this professional development is of a general nature only, and while every effort and care has been taken to ensure that all representations are accurate as at the date of its release, ESSA accepts no legal liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any information provided in this professional development. 
  • ESSA recommends that its members seek appropriate independent professional advice specific to their particular purposes and circumstances (including the provision of medical advice to patients) before relying on it. 
  • All Professional Development logistics are correct at time of publication. Subject to change at anytime without notice.