Mental Health First Aid®
in the Future of Work

Join us for an Online Workplace Networking Event 
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
12:30 – 1:30 PM (AEST)
Via: Zoom Webcast

This free 60-minute online event is the perfect opportunity to connect with other workplaces and hear about their experiences of implementing and supporting the delivery of Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA™) training during lockdown. You will also hear from a panel of Mental Health First Aid workplace representatives as they share their insights and strategies to sustainably manage hybrid / flexible working models in the future.

Whether you’re just starting your MHFA training journey or whether you’ve been involved with our training for some time, this event is a great way to expand your knowledge and learn how other organisations are implementing Mental Health First Aid training in their workplace.

Places are strictly limited. Secure your spot by registering today.

Meet the Speakers

David Cronin
Metro Tunnel
Independent Workplace Wellbeing Network

Mental Health First Aid Australia Coordinator

David works across a variety of disciplines including health promotion, clinical psychotherapy and allied health with a focus on workplace and tertiary settings projects in health and wellbeing project procurement, design and delivery. Currently David’s focus as the Independent Workplace Wellbeing and Mental Health First Aid Coordinator for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project and the West Gate Tunnel Project in the construction industry is focused on increasing wellbeing and worker engagement through an ecological community health literacy approach.

Melinda Brady
Australian National University
Senior Consultant Injury Prevention
Work Environment Group

Melinda is an Occupational Therapist who started her career in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings before moving into workplace health. Melinda is now the Senior Consultant Injury Prevention at the Australian National University. This role considers all aspects of injury prevention and workplace health across the ANU community. Melinda is passionate about creating mentally healthy workplaces and loves delivering MHFA to staff at ANU, seeing the difference it can bring to individuals and their workplace in creating a culture of collegiality, safety and care for themselves, their colleagues and our students. 

Meet the Panelists

 Amanda Burke
Transport for NSW
Manager Wellbeing
Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing
People Experience | People & Culture

Amanda Burke is the Manager Wellbeing from the Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing team at Transport for NSW. Amanda started her career as a Registered Nurse but has worked in occupational health teams within the rail and transportation industry for more than 10 years.

Amanda is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and has delivered more than 30 Mental Health First Aid courses to rail employees. The Wellbeing team manage a network of more than 650 Mental Health First Aiders across Transport for NSW.

Natasha Palethorpe
Downer Group
Group Health Manager


Natasha is a diverse health and wellbeing professional with two Masters degrees: Psychotherapy (Neuroscience) and Occupational Therapy. Her clinical experience is extensive working across private practice, public health and mining and resource industry settings. She enjoys working across the entire age spectrum (infants – adults) with individuals, couples and families facing a range of challenges. For the last 11 years, Natasha has worked for Downer and now heads their Health & Wellbeing Function across Australia and New Zealand.

Stuart Bootland
Ford Motor Company of Australia
Wellbeing and People & Culture Associate

Stuart is an HR Business Associate at Ford Motor Company of Australia, which is his latest role in a diverse career spanning Manufacturing Engineering, Safety and HR. 

Stuart has taken a lead role in building a culture of wellbeing at Ford, including establishing and developing a Mental Health First Aid Peer Support Network. 


Places are strictly limited. Secure your spot by registering today.

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