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SOLD OUT- Mental Health Awareness & the Older person: A series dealing with Anxiety
November 4, 2020 - November 5, 2020$20 – $250
Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) in partnership with Mental Health & Well-being Training Solutions has developed a series of 1 and/or 1.5 hour non-clinical webinars specifically relating to Mental Health of the older people receiving Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) services in their home. The webinars will focus on raising awareness and providing education ad training in understanding a variety of Mental Health conditions being experienced by older people and the impact these conditions may have on care and service delivery in the older person’s home.
Participants will be informed about how to support, respond and communicate with clients in distress. There will be opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss experiences through the Zoom ‘chat’ function.
The following sessions are a series dealing with anxiety
Please Note: Registration is for all of the following sessions and session times may vary.
4th November 1.00pm – 2.00pm: Anxiety in Older People
Anxiety is the most common mental illness in older people. Learn about the signs and symptoms of anxiety and why older people are more vulnerable to the onset of anxiety.
5th November 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Supporting an Older Person with Anxiety followed by a Q&A session
Learn how to effectively respond to and support an older person who is experiencing anxiety.
The second half of this session is a Q&A session for CHSP workers and volunteers who are supporting older people living with anxiety.
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) team leaders/ supervisors/ coordinators, aged care workers and volunteers are encouraged to register
Registered participants will receive the Zoom link 1-2 days prior to the event.
** Note: That the scheduled time is in ACDT (Adelaide)