Wayne Coles is a senior Noongar man who has worked extensively with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal groups around Western Australia, including many regional and remote locations.
Wayne has held a range of senior roles in community services organisations but gradually felt the need to again work in direct contact with people, in the field of training and mentoring. Passionate about mental health education and Aboriginal wellbeing, Wayne is an accredited Master Trainer for Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid.
He holds qualifications in Counselling and Narrative Therapy and draws upon 10 years’ counselling experience. He also holds a Certificate IV in Community Service – Drug and Alcohol Services, a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Education and a Certificate IV – Frontline Management, and is a Noongar Language teacher.