Oberon Rotary helps to pass on important mental first-aid skills

ENROL NOW: Oberon Rotary president Lin Boswell has positions available for the next Mental Health First Aid Course.
ENROL NOW: Oberon Rotary president Lin Boswell has positions available for the next Mental Health First Aid Course.

OVER the past two weeks, Oberon Rotary has held two courses in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

A total of 18 people have now completed the Standard MHFA course which is accredited under Mental Health First Aid Australia.

The course facilitators, who have wide experience in mental health, were Sharon Taylor and Casey Naden from Neami National in Orange.

Neami is a community-based organisation providing services to improve mental health and wellbeing in communities. The organisation supports more than 9000 Australians each year.

The course participants came from Oberon, Orange, Bathurst and Lithgow.

Oberon Rotary has been overwhelmed with the interest shown in this course and already has six new participants on a 'waiting list' for the next course, which Oberon Rotary hopes to run in three to six months' time.

Oberon Rotary has been overwhelmed with the interest shown in this course

Oberon Rotary president Lin Boswell said the community will benefit greatly with more awareness and skills in the area of mental health.

If you would like to undertake the two-day Standard Mental Health First Aid course, call Lin Boswell on 6336 1757 or email lin@linboswell.com.au.