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-Older Person Mental Health First Aid - Sydney NSW

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Wesley Conference Centre

Pendlebury Room

220 Pitt Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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OPMHFA

MHFA Australia has developed a 12-hour face-to-face Older Person Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) Course 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.

What the course covers

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

Mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Confusion and dementia
  • Psychosis

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Delirium
  • Unsafe behaviours due to confusion - wandering, unsafe to
    drive and unsafe in current place of residence
  • Challenging behaviours due to confusion.


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Wesley Conference Centre

Pendlebury Room

220 Pitt Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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