About

Nicola Griffiths - Luminance Training

Nicola Griffiths is a health and wellbeing advocate who helps people to identify practical solutions to stress management. Her experience working with vulnerable people within Mental Health, Disability and the Prison sectors inspired her to help people to establish positive  community outreach programs in health and wellbeing.

Nicola started Luminance Training in 2016 to fill a gap in the market for cost effective and accessible training for community groups and smaller organisations. She is a mother of two cheeky boys, and prior to raising her family, Nicola spent over ten years as a teacher, corporate trainer and university lecturer. She has a Bachelor Degree (with honours) in Education Studies, a Master’s in Education and is currently studying psychology.

Nicola has presented at various conferences and maintains strong connections to health organisations throughout the Perth area. She can be contacted at Nicola@luminancetraining.com.au

Luminance Training Course and Groups

Mental Health First Aid
Health and Wellbeing
Emotional Intelligence (EI)
The Future Skills Program
E-Mental Health in Practice
Journal for Joy
Inspiring Positivity: Chronic disease self-management
Creating Art for Mindfulness

Coming soon

Royal Life Saving- Provide First Aid (Senior First Aid)
Mental Health First Aid- Teens and adolescents
Mental Health First Aid- People with an intellectual disability

The Wonder Warriors- building resilience for Primary School Students
Pip to Pie- healthy food for Primary School students
ASIST- Suicide Intervention
SafeTALK- How to become a suicide-alert helper (15 yrs+)
Cooking for wellness
Crafternoon Tea


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and assist someone who is developing a mental illness or is in a mental health crisis, to get effective help. The course covers mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and psychosis. It also covers a range of mental health crises, including; suicidal thoughts and behaviours, self-harm, panic attacks and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on behaviour.

Health and Wellbeing

The Health and wellbeing program focuses on the combination of a person's physical, mental, emotional and social health factors. A person’s Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction and as such, this course is based on exploring the activities that have been proven to bring joy, including; the arts, good nutrition, connection to the local community and environment and interpersonal relationships.

Each workshop comprises of a presentation about current ideas and theories, a hands-on activity and class discussion/ reflection time.

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

 Managing your emotions enables you to be more productive, positive and interact with others more constructively. It also helps to reduce stress and anxiety by providing insight into the triggers that impact you most. Topics include; Recognising behaviours associated with high and low EI, the biology for EI, understanding needs and fears, identifying and naming emotions, building empathy and self-care.

Future Skills

The Future Skills program aims to improve your self-confidence by building up the skills you need to re-enter the workforce or reconnect with other educational pathways. 

It is an excellent program for people who have taken extended breaks from the workplace or are looking to make some exciting changes to their careers. Topics include; Getting job ready, education and employment pathways ,resume writing, managing emotions, communication skills, personal branding, hands-on budgeting, assertiveness and personal confidence, goal setting public speaking

E-Mental Health in Practice

The eMHPrac Project is an Australian Government initiative, researched by the Australian National University, to promote the use of e-mental health resources among people who work or volunteer with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Subjects covered include:

  • Benefits of eMental Health Resources
  • Therapist assisted programs
  • Supporting your clients
  • Using e-MH in your work
  • Stepped care

The Journaling Group

 Journaling can be a great tool to boost mental wellbeing, by making you more self-aware, boosting creativity and helping you build healthy habits. It can help you to understand your feelings and emotions and manage stress.

Whether you prefer a standard diary, creative writing journal, photography project, art journal or a blog. Mindful journaling introduces you to a range of journaling types and prompts to get you started on your own journaling journey.

Inspiring Positivity: Chronic disease self-management 

This program is aimed at people with a chronic health condition who and are looking for some inspiration about the positive things that they can do for fun and enjoyment. Unlike many help-groups that tend to focus on limitations and goal setting, the primary goal for this group is to build meaningful connections. Activities include the power of play, gentle yoga, bartering and alternative economies, meditation, feeding yourself well on a budget and many more.

Creating Art for Mindfulness

 Mindfulness is a calming strategy that focusses one’s awareness on the present moment, without judgement. This is beautifully illustrated when creating art as it requires a unique focus,

 These classes are designed to; immerse you in the creative process for peaceful relaxation, promote informal discussion and create friendships. You may even pick up some new skills along the way!

Course Duration
(12 hours)

Community courses:
delivered 2 x 1 day - 1 week

For other groups and organisations, the delivery format is flexible
1 x 3 hours -4  weeks, 2 x 1 day -1 week) 

Course Duration
(18 hours)

Community courses: delivered
6 x 3 hours, over 6 weeks.

For other groups and organisations, the delivery format is flexible (6 x 3 hours- 6 weeks, 3 x 1 day - 3 weeks and
1 x 3-days - 1 week). 



Course Duration
(7 hours)

Community courses: delivered 7 hours x 1 day.

For other groups and organisations, the delivery format is flexible.

Course Duration
(18 hours)

Community courses: delivered 6 x 3 hours, over 6 weeks

For other groups and organisations, the delivery format is flexible.





Course Duration
(11 hours)

The delivery format is flexible and is made up of face-to-face workshops, webinars and short videos.






Course Duration
(15 hours)

5 x 3hr sessions






Course Duration
(18 hours)

 

Community courses: delivered 6 x 3 hours, over 6 weeks




Course Duration
(10 weeks/ ongoing)

Community courses run during term time and are 2-hours a week.

Venue may vary to inspire creativity.