Margo Blacklaw from Mental Health Awareness will be givng a 45 minute introductory seminar on Mental Health Awareness. This seminar will cover;
• What is mental health?
• What is mental illness?
• What are the risk factors of developing a mental illness?
• Who can help?
• Steps for helping people who have a mental illness
• What are you doing to help your mental health?
• What do you need to do?
Margo Blacklaw is passionate about the area of mental health and the importance of intervening early to reduce the effects of mental illness. Her goal is to inform people to know what mental health is and how we can see early warning signs in ourselves and others we associate with. Then to know what to do about it.
She has an Arts degree majoring in Psychology and Sociology; Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of NSW; Certificate 1V in Training and Workplace Assessment; College of Holistic Counselling Certificate; Leadership Effectiveness trainer accreditation, Non-Violent Communication training and holds a Mental Health First Aid Instruction Certificate. She delivers courses in communication, resilience, de-escalation strategies and dealing with stress.
On a personal level she has been dealing with family and friends with mental health issues, such as alcoholism, anxiety, psychosis and bipolar.
She feels her strength is empowering people on their road to recovery.