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Mental Health Awareness & the Older person: Responding to Challenging Behaviours in Older People

Program Short Description

This 1.5hour session provides insight & understanding of the potential underlying triggers for concerning behaviours and provides helpful ways for workers and volunteers to provide support and care.

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Program Info

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.

 

Responding to Challenging Behaviours in Older People

Challenging or concerning behaviours such as irritability, confusion, sadness, anger, or hopelessness in older people can be confronting. This 1.5 hour session provides insight & understanding of the potential underlying triggers for concerning behaviours and provides helpful ways for workers and volunteers to provide support and care.

 

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