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Mental Health Awareness & the Older person: A series dealing with Depression


February 25
March 3
Other Time Zones:
Session 1: 25th February 2021
            2.30pm - 3.30pm (NSW, ACT, Tas, Vic)
            2.00pm - 3.00pm (SA)
            1.30pm – 2.30pm (QLD)
            1.00pm – 2.00pm (NT)
            11.30am – 12.30pm (WA)

Session 2: 3rd March 2021
            2.00pm - 3.30pm (NSW, ACT, Tas, Vic)
            1.30pm - 3.00pm (SA)
            1.00pm – 2.30pm (QLD)
            12.30pm – 2.00pm (NT)
            11.00am – 12.30pm (WA)
$20 – $250
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Robyn is an independent training provider for 'Mental Health & Wellbeing Training Solutions' and has over 15 years’ experience in the mental health sector.
She is an accredited ‘Master Instructor’ with Mental Health First Aid Australia, is a facilitator/teacher with TAFE SA for the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work qualification and has a special interest in the mental health of Older Australians.
Previously employed in education, training and peer roles, Robyn is a passionate trainer and advocate for positive mental health, and for recovery from mental illness.
Her extensive experience in the government and non-government mental health sectors, and her lived experience provides ‘value added mental health training with a difference’ that is continually acknowledged through customer and trainee feedback.

For more details go to www.mhwtrainingsolutions.com.au or email robyn@mhwtrainingsolutions.com.au

February 25 - March 3

$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 depression

Please Note: Registration is for all of the following sessions and session times may vary.


25th February 2.00pm – 3.00pm: Depression in Older People – 1hr

Learn about the signs & symptoms of depression and gain a greater understanding of the risk of onset of depression in older people. Gain some insight on what depression may feel like and what an older person may experience living with depression.


3rd March 1.30pm – 3.00pm: Communicating & Supporting an Older Person with Depression followed by a Q&A session – 1.5hrs

Older people have the highest rates of stigma about mental illness in the community and as a result many are undiagnosed and unable to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Learn effective communication skills to support older people who may be experiencing depression or other difficult emotions.
The second half of this session is a Q&A session for CHSP workers and volunteers who may be experiencing challenges providing support and service delivery to older people experiencing Depression.


Target Group: Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) team leaders/ supervisors/ coordinators, aged care workers and volunteers are encouraged to register


Online via Zoom
Tickets are 1 per person
A Reminder email will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the session including the zoom link and any handouts,


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