Mental Health First Aid for the Older Person
|Course Length||2 days|
This two day course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to older people (65+)
Mental health issues in older people (65+) are often under-identified by health-care professionals and by older people themselves. Delays in recognition or treatment can result in a worse outcome for the older person, as well as unnecessary distress for those involved.
What will you learn?
This new mental health course provides people working with older adults with the skills and confidence to be able to assist an older person who is developing a mental health problem, has a worsening of an exisiting mental health issue or is in a mental health crisis.
Mental Health areas covered
- Depression and Anxiety
- Confusion and dementia
Mental Health Crises covered
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Panic attacks
- Unsafe and challening behaviours due to confusion
This is a 2 day course from 9am – 5pm on both days, delivered over two consecutive weeks.
Cost $185 inc. GST. Lunch will be provided.
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