Mental Health Education and Training

Our community supporting one another

Mental health education and training, reduces stigma, and gives people the practical skills and confidence to support others as well as themselves when experiencing mental health concerns.

Almost 1 in 2 Australians aged 16 – 85 will experience a mental health illness like depression or anxiety during their life, and many do not seek help (Black Dog Institute). Stigma is one of the biggest barriers for people getting help. Support and encouragement from others to find help has positive influence on people’s wellbeing. When accessing the right support early, this can prevent long-term mental illness, and reduce the risk of suicide.

This page lists available mental health education presentations and training for residents in the Cockburn, Fremantle, and Melville local government areas.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Presentations

For high school students and their parents, carers, and teachers

School is crucial for mental health prevention and intervention in young people with 3 out of 4 of mental health issues emerging before the age of 25.

The Black Dogs Institute’s school-based presentations have been designed to better equip students, teachers, parents, and carers with the knowledge and resources to actively understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing. These free webinars range from 30 -45 minutes in length. Sessions include:

For high school students

  • Insights – for high school students
  • Mental Fitness – for high school students

For parents/carers and teachers

  • Navigating your teen’s mental health

The Wellbeing Zone

For parents and carers of children and teens

The Alliance Against Depression is offering free Wellbeing Zone workshops to groups of parents/carers with children and teens.

In a 1.5 hour session, learn simple and achievable ways to build your child’s resilience and develop wellbeing habits from educators with lived-experience.

A winner of the WA Mental Health Awards for Prevention and Promotion 2020.

For more information or to book in a group presentation, email

Breaking Down Depression

For adults

Connect your community and give them the right info.

There are things we can do—for ourselves, for each other, and for the whole community.

This free webinar provided by the Black Dog Institute, discusses mental health in a frank and honest way.

It provides practical and reliable advice to help people feel more confident to talk about mental health and know where to get support.

Backed by science and spoken with compassion, the talks are delivered by speakers who have experienced mental illness. Presentations are conversational, open, and relatable.

LivingWorks Start -Suicide Prevention Training

For people aged 15+

Learn the skills to recognise and respond to someone having thoughts of suicide.

Did you know you’re far more likely to come across someone having thoughts of suicide, than someone having a heart attack? With the right skills, you could save a life!

LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online training program for all Australians 15 years and over to learn how to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide and respond to keep them safe.

Cost: $39.95

Neami Suicide Prevention Training Calendar

The Perth Metro Suicide Prevention Training Calendar, lists online and face-to-face training sessions including:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • SafeTalk
  • Lifeline WA Training
  • Mindframe
  • And more

Sessions range in price, length and location. For more details click here

Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH)

Training and Events

Training listed includes face-to-face and online interactive sessions. Courses include:

  • Being Trauma Responsive
  • De-escalation Skills
  • Everyday Counselling Skills
  • Grief and Loss
  • Meditation and Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Introduction
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • And more

Sessions range in price, length and location. For more details click here