Mental Health First Aid Master Trainer – Cortney Smyth

Let Cortney teach you the skills and knowledge to support your friends, family or co-workers mental health.

Cortney is a Mental Health First Aid Master Trainer with decades of experience teaching in corporate and community settings.

A communications specialist with over 20 years national and international experience in management and communication roles. Cortney understands the particular health and wellbeing challenges faced in the corporate sector.

She is experienced in training workplaces, community groups and tertiary students, tailoring her teaching to the needs of the organisation or group. Course participants constantly note Cortney’s passion for improving knowledge of mental health and helping people create positive change in their communities and workplaces.

Cortney is an inclusive and engaging trainer who combines her knowledge and experience to create a supportive environment where learning is fun and participants succeed.

As well as multiple Communications Degrees, Cortney holds a Cert IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor qualification and is currently studying a Grad Cert in Counselling.

Whether you want to know more about mental illness and health, learn how to have a mental health conversation find out how to support those around you or skill up your workplace, Cortney will help you get there.

Cortney is available to run MHFA courses on the Sunshine Coast, online or anywhere in Australia. 

Get in touch today to discuss your Mental Health training needs.

Courses Cortney Teaches

Face to Face Courses
* Standard Mental Health First Aid (2 full days or 4 half day sessions)
* Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 full days)
* Conversations about Suicide (4 hour workshop)
* MHFA for Leaders (90 minute workshop)

Blended Courses
* MHFA – For Community (5-7 hours eLearning + 4hr face to face workshop)
* MHFA – For Workplaces (5-7 hours eLearning + 4hr face to face workshop)
* MHFA – For Tertiary Students (5-7 hours eLearning + 4hr face to face workshop)

Online Courses
* MHFA – For Community (5-7 hours eLearning + 2 x 2.5hr live zoom workshops)
* MHFA – For Workplaces (5-7 hours eLearning + 2 x 2.5hr live zoom workshops)

We’d love to talk to you about your MHFA training needs.

Course Participant - Workplace MHFA
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"Cortney was brilliant. I have done the course before, and I was expecting it to be good, but Cortney's understanding and knowledge of the subject and her way of expression made this course far more enlightening and interesting. I would, with no hesitation, recommend Cortney to individuals and to organisations."
Course Participant - Youth MHFA
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"Cortney was absolutely amazing and facilitated a safe learning environment with no judgement."
Course Participant - Standard MHFA
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"Super friendly, engaging instructor who clearly had a passion in what she taught. Brilliant."

Why Complete a Mental Health First Aid Course?


The Mental Health First Aid course is evidence based and covers Australia's main mental heath problems


Get the knowledge and skills you need to offer first aid for mental health problems

Action Plan

Learn a practical action plan that will give you the tools you need to help with mental health problems


Join a global community at the forefront of mental health. Over 900,000 Australians have completed this course

Mental Health First Aid Australia

This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia.

MHFA Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research. Their core work is to develop MHFA courses, and train Instructors to deliver the courses to the community or in workplaces. MHFA courses are delivered across Australia and internationally.

Since its inception in 2000, Mental Health First Aid has evolved into a global movement across Australia and in over 27 countries. To date, over 4 million people worldwide have been trained, including over 900,000 Australians.