Lifeline Adelaide’s trainers are experts in Suicide First Aid, and have significant experience and training.

Kat Wallace
Colin Drew
Heather Maynard
Jenny Willing

 

Kat Wallace Kat Photocompleted her Bachelor of Social Work in 2013, and has worked as a trainer/facilitator and Centre Supervisor for Uniting Communities and Lifeline Adelaide over the past two years. Kat presents the Lifeline Crisis Supporter Workplace Training Information Sessions to those in the community interested in volunteer Crisis Support with the 13 11 14 service, and has also developed and delivered various professional development workshops for staff and volunteers within Lifeline Adelaide, corporate workplaces, community and not-for profit-organisations. During this time, she has also delivered ReadTheSigns awareness sessions to motor trades apprentices, as well as numerous LivingWorks safeTALK and LivingWorks ASIST programs to the community.

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Colin Drew  Colin Photohas been with Lifeline Adelaide for 15 years after several decades as a personnel manager with Defence. He has considerable counselling experience with child sex abuse survivors and also as a trainer/facilitator for Uniting Communities and Lifeline Australia. He has conducted numerous workshops in recognising, responding and referring people at risk of suicide, domestic violence and mental health issues. Colin is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and associated Mental Health Academy. His qualifications include an Advanced Diploma of Personnel and Operations Management, a Diploma in Professional Counselling, a Diploma of Government Management and a Graduate Diploma in Computer Engineering.

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Heather Maynard Heather Photobegan as a Lifeline Telephone Counsellor in 1973 and since then has volunteered with the service for 24 years. She has a Diploma in Counselling (London) and became a Centre Supervisor in February 2008. She is an ASIST Trainer and also coordinated and presented VetAware in 2012, a program for Community Nurses working with Vietnam veterans.

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Jenny Willing ’s experience with Lifeline Adelaide spans a ten-year period. With her diverse professional skills and knowledge, she works collaboratively with a dedicated committed team delivering a variety of training workshops for the prevention of suicide. Jenny’s passion as an educator and a trainer is to encourage, support and empower others to learn. Her work also extends to the roles of Volunteer Group Facilitator, Mentor, and Assessor of student and provisional Crisis Supporters. A former Registered Nurse and Midwife, Jenny incorporates into these roles her experiences as an Antenatal Educator, and Facilitator of Graduate Midwives and midwifery students. Her qualifications also include a Graduate Diploma in Social Science (Health Counselling), Certificate IV Training and Assessment, and Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling.

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