Upcoming public events

Upcoming Public Events

Jackie delivers Mental Health First Aid courses in Various locations throughout WA

Check for workshops dates below;

Mental Health First Aid 

29th & 30th June 2017

Livingworks Safetalk - Suicide alertness workshop 3.5 hours


to book go online at Eventbrite or email




“I've been thinking about it a lot and your advice and insights are going to remain with me for a long time!  I think what you do is totally amazing and your truly inspirational!!! Once again thank you so much. Tyler S Mental Health First Aid course

“The trainer Jackie McRae was excellent and probably one of the best I’ve experienced.  Jackie structured the training days very well with a variety of activities to keep us engaged and entertained.   I gained lots of practical skills through participation in role play and was grateful to also receive a book to take away with me for future reference should I need some guidance in the future. Mental Health First Aid participant

an exceptionally informative, practical, experience-grounded, enthusiastic, interactive, but most of all FUN!!! Presentation. The best presenter we have ever had!!" Professional development course for School teachers

“Jackie ...kept the staff enthralled with her engaging style and enthusiasm for the task. The talk was well structured. The introduction gained the audience’s attention and established a great rapport between herself and the audience. She kept us occupied with humour in a well paced and appropriately structured talk” PD presentation for private senior high school teachers

“Jackie was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed her friendly, humorous, and educational approach.
She was very well received.”
Swimming club – first aid presentation

“Jackie was helpful in demonstrating & patient in answering each person’s questions” Community group – first aid presentation

“Jackie was very good & delivered a great, tailored presentation & practical session” SDJFC

“The skills and knowledge from the information learnt from the training continues to be used with great success on a daily basis, not only for AAC employees but also the community members” AAC MHFA course

“By the way the MHFA training was a hit. I heard great feedback from the participants, not just ours. From all accounts the presenter was really good.” Community Services organisation – mental health first aid course

About Jackie

Jackie McRae: Graduate Diploma in Psychology. B App Sc. (Sport Science) P Grad Bio Sc. (Health Promotion) Grad Dip Ed. (Training & Development

Holistic First Aid
Training consultant and Founder · Perth, Western Australia
Mental, physical & emotional first aid.

Edith Cowan University
Previously Sessional lecturer in  Personal Health unit, as part of the Health Science area.

For over 20 years Jackie has also delivered nationally accredited first aid training with a variety of organisations including Australian Red Cross & Sports Medicine Australia & believes it is a life skill.

Jackie is also an accredited Principal Master instructor of the award winning Mental Health First Aid course developed in conjunction with  Australian National University.

Jackie has worked in many health promotion roles including road safety, sports medicine, spinal injuries and emergency management.

Voluntarily Jackie has been a telephone counsellor on a national crisis support service, & also involved with Australian Red Cross emergency services. 


Training & Development Association (TADA)  President

Association of Transactional Analysis

Sports Medicine Australia

Workplace Training - Mental health First Aid

Jackie McRae: B App Sc. (Sport Science) P Grad Bio Sc. (Health Promotion) Grad Dip Ed. (Training & Development

In maintaining a safe workplace and for Occupational Safety and Health (OS&H), many organisations & industries require first aid training.



  • Help keep insurance premiums down
  • Have a safer workplace
  • Keep up to date
  • feel confident in assisting collegaues with possible mental health issues early, to prevent problems escalating 
  • Health professionals, allied health practitioners, coaches, personal trainers have found this workshop useful in working with clients.
  • Maintain a safe workplace by ensuring an appropriate number of designated first aiders, and they are up to date & proficient.

Our training covers:


  • Mental Health First Aid - 12 hours (2 days)
  • Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person
  • Mental Health First Aid Blended learning for the White Collar worker (online and face to face sessions)
  • Livingworks Safetalk suicide alertness 3.5 hours
  • Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. Jackie Mcrae at Holistic First Aid offers MHFA Courses  as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid We can teach people how to provide initial support to others experiencing a mental health crisis or who may be developing a mental health illness. We look at the symptoms, causes and evidence-based treatments for:

  • depression,
  • anxiety disorders,
  • psychosis, and
  • substance use disorder.

It also addresses the possible crisis situations arising from these mental health problems and provides steps to help. 

The crisis situations include a person who is feeling suicidal; a person having a panic attack; a person who has had a recent traumatic experience; a person who is acutely psychotic and perceived to be threatening violence; and a person who has overdosed.

Situations covered:

  • Suicidal behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self injury
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Panic attacks
  • Acute psychotic behaviour
  • Mental health problems covered are;
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bi polar disorder
  • Substance use disorders

 For further informationa about mental health first aid go to www.mhfa.com.au


Please contact Jackie for further information.

Email: info@holisticfirstaid.com.au
Mob: 0412086878




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