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Older Person Mental Health First Aid (2 Day Course) - June 2020

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee GST
Quantity
CHSP funded services volunteers
For volunteers working in CHSP funded services located within the LGA's of the City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick & Bayside.
7 Registrations Ended $50.00 $1.99 $5.20
CHSP funded service staff
For staff working in CHSP funded services located within the LGA's of the City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick & Bayside.
7 Registrations Ended $110.00 $3.19 $11.32
Non CHSP volunteers
For Non CHSP volunteers from not for profit organisations or organisations providing CHSP services located in the LGA's of the City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick & Bayside.
1 Registration Ended $75.00 $2.49 $7.75
Non CHSP staff
For Non CHSP staff from not for profit organisations or organisations providing CHSP services in the LGA's for the City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick & Bayside.
1 Registration Ended $160.00 $4.19 $16.42

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Session overview:

 

This workshop is tailored to suit a maximum of 12 participants.

 

This 12 hour (2 day) workshop teaches adults how to provide mental health first aid (MHFA) to the older person (65+). In older age, mental illness can particularly occur in association with physical illness, loss of independence, bereavement and brain changes that occur with aging. 

 

Mental health problems are under - diagnosed and under treated in this population, often misattributed to ageing or poor physical health.  Stigma and poor mental health literacy in family and carers of older Australians are likely to contribute to the lack of supportive interactions, diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. 

 

The aim of the Older Person MHFA course is to train the community to respond appropriately and as early as possible to older people developing mental health problems, rather than waiting for a mental health crisis before taking action.  

 

 

Content: 

 

Over the 2 full days, participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in the older person, how to offer initial help, where 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.  The following will be covered;

 

Mental health problems: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion and dementia
  • Psychosis

 

Mental health crisis: 

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


Registration information:

 

When registering please select the 9th June 2020 only otherwise you will be charged twice.  The second date - 16th June 2020 is a reminder for participants to attend day 2 of the course. When booking please ensure you are able to attend BOTH days.

 

 

Who should participate?

 

Priority of access to this workshop is given to staff and volunteers currently working in Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funded services located in the local government areas of; The City of Sydney, Woollhara, Waverley, Randwick and Bayside.

 

This training is highly recommended for all Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funded staff and volunteers.  All participants who attend the full 2 days will recieve a handbook and a Certificate of Completion.  

 

 

How do I get there? 

 

There are a number of different options for you to choose from depending upon your departure point. 

  

Light Rail:

  • The Inner West Light Rail departs from the top concourse at Central Railway Station and travels via Darling Harbour and Pyrmont.  Alight at the Glebe stop which is located 5 minutes’ walk (or 350 metres via the Palmerston Street Steps) to the St Helens Community Centre on Glebe Point Road. You can also travel on this line to Glebe from Dulwich Hill via Leichardt and Annandale (and stops between)

 

Bus routes: 

  • Bus 431 travels from Martin Place in the City via Central Railway Station at Railway Square and then onto Glebe Point Road. If travelling along the Eastern Suburbs train line as you can alight at Martin Place to connect with the bus, or from other lines at Central
  • Bus 433 travels from Martin Place in the City via Central Train Station at Railway Square and then onto Balmain, via Glebe Point Road. People who live in Balmain, Leichhardt and Annandale can also take the 433 to Glebe.
  • Bus 370 travels from Coogee Beach to Leichhardt via Kingsford, Alexandria, Newtown (along King Street) and then along Glebe Point Road and on to Leichhardt via Annandale. This bus does not go to Railway Square.
  • Bus 438 Abbotsford to the City and Martin Place and also Bus 413 Campsie to the City and Martin Place do not go down Glebe Point Road. People travelling from those directions (and on other bus routes that go along Parramatta Road) can get off on Parramatta Road at Glebe Point Road and change to a 431 / 433 / 370 bus to travel up Glebe Point Road. Alight at the Glebe Library stop just before Wigram Road (or walk 15 mins from Parramatta Road).

 

Driving

  • 2 hour on - street parking is available or use the all-day paid car parking located in the Broadway Shopping Centre. Carpark entrance is via Bay Street. The carpark is located 15 minutes’ walk from the St Helens Community Centre

 

 

Bookings close 3pm Tuesday 26th May 2020 

 

 


About the facilitator

  Danni Meredith

Danni Meredith has enjoyed a variety of training and educational roles within the Vocational Education and Not for Profit sectors since 2004. Prior to this Danni worked as a Nurse Educator throughout the South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service. Danni holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110), a Masters in Education of Adult Education and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid & Older Person Mental Health First Aid Trainer. 

 

Have questions about Older Person Mental Health First Aid (2 Day Course) - June 2020? Contact The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

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St Helen's Community Centre
184 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037
Australia

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)


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The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

The Volunteer & Service Training (VAST) Programme specialises in the delivery of Learning and Development opportunities for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funded services' for staff, managers, board members and volunteers across Eastern Sydney and the City of Sydney.

VAST provides face to face courses, managers' breakfasts, volunteer training, customised training opportunities, including our highly sought after, "Subsidised Training" program. 

VAST is part of the Southern Sydney Connection partnership with 3Bridges and STARS and is a programme of The Junction Neighbourhood Centre.

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