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∞ Provide Mental Health First Aid to those with an Intellectual Disability...

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Alandale Campus

54a Alanvale Road, Newnham

Launceston, Tas 7248

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Provide Mental Health First Aid to those with an Intellectual Disability

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

This program is designed to provide initial support to adults with an intellectual disability and an emerging mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental Health First Aid for people with Intellectual Disability is relevant for family/carers, friends, support staff and allied health professionals, as it addresses the above with a specific focus on intellectual disability.

Schedule

Hobart - Clarence Campus (9:00am – 4:00 pm)

W1 - Mon 9 April

W2 - Mon 16 April

W3 - Mon 23 April

W4 - Mon 30 April

Launceston - Alanvale Campus (9:00am – 4:00pm)

W1 - Wed 18 April

W2 - Thur 19 April

W3 - Fri 27 Apr

W4 - Fri 4 May

Cost

Employer Contribution - $110.00 per learner

This training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania.

Pre-requisites

Students must be 18 years or older.

Audience

This training program is aimed at people who work in the disability sector; includes support workers, team leaders, all front line workers, and anyone who works directly with people with disability, their families and carers.

Outcome / Unit of Competency

CHCFCOM001 Provide first point of contact

The training will develop skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;

  • Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems
  • Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available
  • Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

Please direct any further enquiries to Michele Foley.

Sector Consultant – Learning and Development

NDS - 1/160 Collins Street Hobart TAS 7000

p: 6212 7303 | f: 6212 7303

e: michele.foley@nds.org.au | www.nds.org.au

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