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Mental Health Awareness & the Older Person: Substance misuse


August 18, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Other Time Zones:
2.00pm – 3.00pm  (NSW, ACT, TAS, VIC, QLD)
1.30pm – 2.30pm (SA, NT)
12.00pm – 1.00pm (WA)
$20.00 – $80.00
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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

August 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

$20.00 – $80.00
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.


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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,


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