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Older Persons Mental Health First Aid
Learn skills and gain confidence to assist older people (65+) experiencing mental health problems.
Highly recommended for anyone working in Community and Residential Aged Care Services, Older Persons, Carers and families.
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
This 12-hour course, run over 2 full days or 4 three-hour sessions, covers the following: depression, anxiety problems, confusion and dementia and psychosis in the older person, and associated mental health crisis situations. Participants are taught how to help by applying the MHFA Action Plan. • Participants receive a copy of the Older Person MHFA Manual and a Certificate of Completion. Participants are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.
Through a highly interactive experience, participants learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
Cost includes manual and morning tea. Ask about group discounts!