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'I can't wait to start helping people': MAFS' Tracey Jewel announces she has become a mental health first aid instructor, after she nearly took her own life during battle with anxiety last year

Married At First Sight's Tracey Jewel took a lengthy hiatus from the spotlight last year to focus on her mental health following a suicide attempt in late June.

And now the season five bride is using her public platform to spread awareness around mental health issues.

The 36-year-old announced on Instagram on Saturday: 'I've become an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor... I can't wait to get out there and start helping people.'

'I can't wait to start helping people': On Saturday, MAFS' Tracey Jewel (pictured) announced she has become a mental health first aid instructor. The brunette reality star she nearly took her own life during battle with anxiety in June last year

'I can't wait to start helping people': On Saturday, MAFS' Tracey Jewel (pictured) announced she has become a mental health first aid instructor. The brunette reality star she nearly took her own life during battle with anxiety in June last year

'Since I shared with you my experiences with my own mental illness and developing anxiety last year, the support and love has really been amazing,' Tracey said.

'But with one in five of us still experiencing mental health illnesses, such as depression or anxiety, we still have a long way to go in terms of mental health literacy and how we can support someone with a mental health illness in our community,' she explained.

Tracey used the upload to promote an upcoming 12-hour educational course in Perth, which occurs over two days in March and April, with Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Tracey, 36, saidnnounced on Instagram on Saturday, declaring: 'I've become an accredited ental Health First Aid Instructor... I can't wait to get out there and start helping people. Since I shared with you my experiences with my own mental illness and developing anxiety last year, the support and love has really been amazing'

Tracey, 36, said on Instagram on Saturday: 'I've become an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor... I can't wait to get out there and start helping people. Since I shared with you my experiences with my own mental illness and developing anxiety last year, the support and love has really been amazing'

'I would love you to attend one of my programs': Tracey used the upload to promote an upcoming 12-hour educational course in Perth, which occurs over two days in March and April, with Mental Health First Aid Australia

'I would love you to attend one of my programs': Tracey used the upload to promote an upcoming 12-hour educational course in Perth, which occurs over two days in March and April, with Mental Health First Aid Australia

'I would love you to attend one of my programs I am running around the country,' she said, sharing a link to where to purchase the $150 tickets.   

In late June 2018, Tracey was left 'stranded' in Berlin without money for a flight home after splitting with her boyfriend Patrick Kedemos while they were travelling.

In a moment of desperation, the mother-of-one tried to kill herself by overdosing on medication.

'We still have a long way to go with in terms of mental health literacy and how we can support someone with a mental health illness': The season five bride is using her public platform to spread awareness around mental health issues

 'We still have a long way to go with in terms of mental health literacy and how we can support someone with a mental health illness': The season five bride is using her public platform to spread awareness around mental health issues

Remember her? Tracey (right) was paired with Dean Wells (left) on the 'social experiment' MAFS, but was left blindsided when he had an 'affair' with fellow contestant Davina Rankin

Remember her? Tracey (right) was paired with Dean Wells (left) on the 'social experiment' MAFS, but was left blindsided when he had an 'affair' with fellow contestant Davina Rankin

Thankfully, she is doing much better after spending time in a mental health facility in Perth last August.

Tracey became one of the most talked-about women in Australia last year when she was involved in a love triangle on Married At First Sight's fifth season.

She was paired with Dean Wells on the 'social experiment', but was left blindsided when he had an 'affair' with fellow contestant Davina Rankin.

In the months after the show aired, Tracey emerged as one of the series' most controversial and divisive contestants.

Tracey later claimed she suffered from PTSD following the show, and that social media trolls and negative press left her broke and unemployed. 

If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit: www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or at www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support 

'The support and love has really been amazing': Tracey thanked fans for sticking by her as she navigated her own mental health issues over the past year

'The support and love has really been amazing': Tracey thanked fans for sticking by her as she navigated her own mental health issues over the past year