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Mental Health Awareness & the Older Person: Substance misuse
August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm$20 – $80
The one hour webinar will provide CHSP workers and volunteers with insight and understanding about the prevalence of substance misuse in older people. The session will provide helpful information as to why older people may become substance dependant, the impact substance misuse can have and the most common types of substances misused. We identify the signs to look for with helpful tips on referral pathways for those wanting to seek help and support.
How to support the older person by:
- information provision
- awareness raising
- identifying risk factors
- identifying strategies
- provision of resources and referral pathways
Target Audience: Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) personal care workers, team leaders, supervisors and CHSP volunteers.
Disclaimer: CHSP Ticket price subsided by SA and NSW Sector Support and Development (SSD) funded by the Australian Department of Health.
Although funding for this session has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.