Tue, 24 Aug | Lismore Workers Club

Mental Health First Aid REFRESHER

This course is designed to give an overview of the 2 day Standard MHFA course and will allow participants who have a current MHFA certificate to reaccredit for an additional 3 years.
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Mental Health First Aid REFRESHER

Time & Location

24 Aug, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lismore Workers Club, 231 Keen St, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

About the Event

About this course:

Refresher courses are 4 hour face-to-face courses that allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

* If you have not previously attended the full 2 day course, you are still able to attend, however will not be elgible to achieve MHFA accreditation.

The content of each refresher course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Date: Tuesday August 24th 2021

Time: 9am - 1pm

Venue: Lismore Workers Club

Cost: $120 or $140 with copy of MHFA Manual

Morning tea provided

About the facilitator:

A Principle Master MHFA Instructor, Vanessa Mitchell is an energetic and engaging facilitator, who has over 20 years experience working in the Community Sector. She is passionate about advocating for the rights of people with a disability and can deliver targeted MHFA training to people working in the disability sector, or families and carers of people with a disability, while also offering MHFA training within other sectors.

Vanessa works part time as a Learning & Development Facilitator with Aruma (formally House with No Steps), offering training programs across QLD, NSW and Victoria, as well as offering MHFA training as a Sole Trader for community groups or individuals.

When she's not delivering training, Vanessa runs a rapidly growing Stand Up Comedy club in the Northern Rivers, and performs comedy all over the East Coast of Australia. Vanessa is a strong advocate for diversity and freedom of expression, which aids in her delivery of the MHFA messages to the wider community.

For more information, visit www.mhfa.com.au or email Vanessa on vanessamitchelltraining@gmail.com

  • MHFA Refresher (No Manual)
  • MHFA Refresh - Manual included

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018: northernstar.com.au

A NEW comedy production is set to have Northern Rivers audiences laughing in the aisles. Larry Laughs Loud is the latest production from local comedian, Vanessa Larry Mitchell, who will be touring her show througout the area and beyond. Mitchell's comedy career was launched after she attended Mandy Nolan's comedy writing workshop in 2015. "I had no idea where the journey would take me" Mitchell said. Having attended the course for 'a bit of fun', Mitchell descovered that she enjoyed telling stories and potentially risky jokes to rooms full of people. After performing regularly in open mic nights in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and the Gold Coast, Mitchell found it difficult to balance the travel outside the local area with her full-time day job and being a mum, so she decided to set up an open mic room at he Rous hotel in Lismore. An instant success, Larry Laughs Loud is now a regular monthly gig at the hotel and the Lismore Workers Club, the Deck and Lounge at SCU, Yamba Recreation and Bowling Club, and performances are planned for Alstonville, Nimbin and Evans Head. Mandy Nolan, a veteran to the Australian comedy scene, describes Mitchell as 'A refreshingly natural voice; sassy and confident'. Mitchell said Larry Laughs Loud is about giving new and emerging comics a space to develop their skills on stage in a safe and supportive environment, as well as bringing experienced talent to the region. 'We are generating loads of interest and support from people wanting to have a go on the stage a well as our rapidly growing audiences' she said, "I am particularly passionate about increasing female representation in comedy and supporting women to build confidence, to embrace their own style of humour, in a heavy male dominated industry".


23rd August, 2018

Yamba is about to go wild for Comedy; Daily examiner


The newest stand up comedy club in Northern NSW!


Ready for a night you’ll never forget? Come along to one of Larry Laughs Loud's stand up comedy events— we promise you a great night full of hilarious entertainment, cosy venues & complete randomness!


Larry Laughs Loud provides regular opportunities for novice comedians to develop their stage skills & perfect their sets, as well as bringing experienced comedians to the Northern Rivers Region. Whether you’re going out with your friends or that special someone, our fun atmosphere and good vibes guarantee you’ll have a fantastic evening.


Need an MC, entertainer or would like to host your own event? We have performers to suit all genres and budgets, so get in touch!