Lifeline Adelaide’s trainers are experts in Suicide First Aid, and have significant experience and training.
Danielle Hanisch is a qualified Social Worker and trainer and the Service Manager for Crisis Intervention Services for Uniting Communities. She is also a Course Coordinator, Tutor and PhD candidate in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy.
Her previous professional experience has been in delivering mental health and suicide prevention training, suicide prevention work and advocacy, mental health and well being, and childhood trauma and domestic violence. She has been delivering training to a broad range of corporate, community and not-for-profit organisations in these fields for more than eight years.
Graeme Ruwoldt has worked with Lifeline since 2003, predominantly in suicide prevention training and crisis support supervision. He is extremely passionate about raising awareness and reducing the stigma and incidence of suicide and Domestic Violence in our communities.Read more
His extensive training, group facilitation, coaching and mentoring experience includes training volunteer telephone counsellors to meet Certificate 4 in telephone counselling skills, suicide awareness workshops, domestic violence awareness workshops and communication skills workshops along with meeting training standards for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and DV-alert. He has Certificate IV Frontline Management, Certificate IV Training and Assessment and Certificate IV Telephone Counselling Skills.
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.
Colin Drew has 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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.