Workshop

Older Persons Mental Health First Aid Newcastle

DATE 11 & 12 December 2019

TIME 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Price $305 pp

The 12-hour Older Person Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult, particularly those who work with, live with or care for older people, including families and carers.

You will learn how to assist a person aged 65+ who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in older people, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS COVERED

  • DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
  • CONFUSION AND DEMENTIA
  • PSYCHOSIS

 

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SITUATIONS COVERED

 
  • SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIOURS
  • PANIC ATTACKS
  • DELIRIUM
  • UNSAFE AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIOURS DUE TO CONFUSION

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