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Older Persons Mental Health First Aid

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East Ryde Scout Hall

25B John Miller Street

Ryde, NSW 2112

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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.

Older Person Mental Health First Aid is a specialist two day program that provides students with the knowledge and skills to assist older people experiencing a mental health crisis.

This program is accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia. On completion of the two day program students may complete an online testing component in order to obtain accreditation.

Please contact Robyn on 0417688236 or email direct on robyn@wisdomiswithin.com.au should you have any questions at all.

What the course covers

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.

Developing 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

A comprehensive manual will be provided.

Morning and Afternoon tea will be provided. Applicant to bring own lunch and writing materials.

I look forward to meeting you.

Cheers Robyn

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East Ryde Scout Hall

25B John Miller Street

Ryde, NSW 2112

Australia

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