Donna Redman



Member since
12/02/2018

Donna Redman

Creating safer school communities through suicide prevention and mental health training

Donna is a writer, speaker, teacher trainer and secondary educator. She has expertise in student wellbeing, establishing effective school systems and positive strategies for youth suicide prevention.
In 2013 Donna was awarded the NSW Premier’s Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarship and examined strategies implemented globally for youth suicide prevention and she recognized the importance of proactively enhancing teacher confidence within the school context. Donna assisted in the planning of the Wollongong Diocesan Suicide Pre, Inter and Post-Vention Strategic Plan. Donna’s company Awaken Youth facilitates NESA Accredited 'Gatekeeper’ workshops for teachers as well as targeted suicide prevention training for parents and guardians of young people. Additionally, Donna is an accredited trainer with LivingWorks and delivers safeTALK suicide prevention training to senior students in secondary schools. In 2015 she presented at the Suicide Prevention Australia Conference on the topic ‘Teachers: the greatest untapped resource in youth suicide prevention.’ She is a member of the Macarthur Suicide Prevention Network committee and is employed as a Telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline. In 2017 Donna presented workshops nationally at the Positive Schools Conference titled: ‘Positive Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide’. In 2018 she will be presenting in Sydney at the ProPsych Mental Health in Schools Conference on the topic ‘Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context’. Donna is also the author of the young adult novel Awakening Sebastian, which communicates a strong positive and preventative message regarding youth suicide.

Donna Redman
Creating safer school communities through suicide prevention and mental health training
Keep your students safe to learn! Build your capacity to identify students at risk, intervene safely & link them to the support they need. Essential training for every ...
Target Audience
Primary & Secondary teachers working with students in Stages 2-6, particularly those in roles responsible for student welfare.
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Donna Redman
Creating safer school communities through suicide prevention and mental health training
Learn how to assist adolescents developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Target Audience
Any teacher looking to build their knowledge, skills and confidence in how to assist an adolescent experiencing mental illness.
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Donna Redman
Creating safer school communities through suicide prevention and mental health training
Refresh your knowledge and skills from the 14hr Youth or 12hr Standard MHFA Course to extend your accreditation for 3 years.
Target Audience
Individuals who have previously completed the 12hr Standard or 14hr Youth MHFA Course and want to refresh their skills to extend their Accreditation for another 3 years. Please note, if you have not completed a 12hr or 14hr Course you cannot be Accredited as a Youth Mental Health First Aider at the conclusion of the refresher training.
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