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Older Person Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course
August 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - August 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm$75.00 – $150.00
Sessions Dates & Times: 4, 11, 18 & 25 August from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day (Adelaide)
Please Note: Registration is for all 4 session dates and all dates must be attended to be able to pass the course. There are no current plans to deliver subsequent OPMHFA training during 2022-2023 so delegates must attend all four training sessions during August 2022 to achieve accreditation.
The Older Person Mental Health First Aid course is designed to support aged care providers and their workforce delivering the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). Based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health challenges and professionals, participants will learn how to assist care recipients over 65+ years of age who may be experiencing a mental health issue or mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid intervention supports the older person, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, through the application of a practical, evidence-based action plan.
The training sessions will be delivered by Robyn Miller, an independent consultant and owner of ‘Mental Health & Wellbeing Training Solutions’ and ‘Mental Health Peer Work Solutions’. Robyn has over 17 years experience in the Mental Health sector and has previously been employed in education, training and peer support roles for both government and non-government organisations.
- Recognise common mental health problems in older people
- Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based action plan
- Respond in a crisis situation
- Improved knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and first aid actions
- Increased confidence in providing first aid
- Decreased stigmatising attitudes
- Complete an online assessment after the course to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.
Target Audience: Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) managers, team leaders, supervisors, coordinators, personal home care workers, volunteers
Catering: Afternoon tea will be provided.
Parking: Free car parking is available.