Older Persons Mental Health First Aid Forster
This 12-hour Older Person Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) Course is designed for families and carers assisting people aged 65+.
The aim of our Older Person MHFA Course is to train the community to respond appropriately as early as possible to older people developing mental health problems, rather than wait for a mental health crisis before taking action.
Good mental health is an important factor in facilitating senior Australians to live full, active and healthy lives.
In older age, mental illnesses can particularly occur in association with physical illnesses, loss of independence, bereavement and brain changes that occur with ageing.
Unfortunately, Australian males aged 80+ are one of the highest risk groups for suicide.
Confusion and dementia are much more common in older people, but they are not a normal part of ageing.