Mental Health First Aid Course for General Nurses and other Health Professionals

21/22 March 2019 | The Gold Coast

Phone: 07 4153 4215
Email: [email protected]

Mental Health First Aid Course for General Nurses and Other Health Professionals 

Mental illness is common in our society with one in five adults experiencing a mental illness in any one year. Half the people who experience mental illness will not seek treatment and delayed treatment will adversely affect the success of any clinical intervention.

These numbers would indicate that acute hospitals, aged care services, and medical practices would have clients presenting with mental illness that require support and diagnosis – but a large number of these services do not employ mental health trained staff.

The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the Mental Health First Aid Australia Guidelines.

Mental Health First Aid Course for Nurses and other Health Professionals | The Gold Coast

12 CPD Hours 21 Mar to 22 Mar, 2019

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach Nurses and other Health Care Professionals how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate mental health services can be accessed, or the crisis resolves.

There will also be a number of staff in the workplace who will also experience a mental illness in the next 12 months and your service will need to have the resources to identify those that may need support and ongoing assistance.

In the workplace Mental Health First Aid works the same as physical first aid – most organisations are training a number of key personnel to become Workplace Mental Health First Aiders who can identify, support, and assist their clients and colleagues during initial diagnosis and in times of crises.

Mental ill health costs Australian workplaces $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $1.6 billion in presenteeism and $146 million in compensation claims per year. Ignoring mental health makes no business sense.

The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the Mental Health First Aid Australia Guidelines.

What the Course Covers:

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, identify appropriate mental health services to refer to, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

What this course covers:

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

Course Learning Outcomes:

In this session you will:

  • Gain skills to offer initial support to adults developing a mental health problem
  • Gain skills to assist individuals with a worsening mental health problem
  • Gain skills to assist an individual in a mental health crisis
  • Explore the use of these skills in your current clinical practice

Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion as evidence of their continuing CPD requirements.

Please Note:

  • Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.
  • Any interested Nurse or other health professionals can attend.
  • This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give mental health first aid support to others.
  • Numbers to this course are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

SEMINAR EDUCATION GOVERNANCE

The Governance oversight for the content of this Education program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Education Governance Committee of the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). The NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses. They believe that the knowledge and skills of an individual Nurse has a huge impact on the success of a patient’s experience in the healthcare system and provide a range of education content to do just that. The education sessions are provided by and in consultation with subject experts with proven experience in their field of speciality.

Click here to find out more about the NCI Education Governance Committee>>

COURSE PROGRAM

Please Note: This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give mental health first aid support to others. Numbers to this course are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

DAY ONE: 21 MARCH 2019 | 0830 - 1630

0830 – 0900: Seminar registration and time for a cuppa

All delegates are required to attend the seminar registration session in order to collect their seminar pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their  CPD certificate.

0900 – 1030: Session One – Mental Illness

  • Risk factors, prevalence and impact
  • Interventions
  • Recovery

Mental Health First Aid

  • Why MHFA?
  • The MHFA Action Plan

1030 – 1100: Morning Tea

1100 – 1230: Session Two – Depression

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Interventions

1230 – 1300: Lunch is served

1330 – 1430: Session Three – The MHFA Action Plan for Depression

  • Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Crisis first aid for non-suicidal self-injury
  • Continue through the MHFA actions when there is no crisis

1430 – 1500: Afternoon Tea

1500 – 1630: Session Four – Anxiety Problems

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Interventions

DAY TWO: 22 MARCH 2019 | 0830 - 1630

0830 – 0900: Seminar registration and time for a cuppa

All delegates are required to attend the seminar registration session in order to collect their seminar pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their  CPD certificate.

0900 – 1030: Session One  – The MHFA Action Plan for Anxiety Problems

  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Continue through the MHFA actions when there is no crisis

Psychosis

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Interventions

1030 – 1100: Morning Tea

1100 – 1230: Session Two – The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis

  • Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states
  • Continue through the MHFA actions when there is no crisis

1230 – 1300: Lunch is served

1330 – 1430: Session Three – Substance use Problems

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Interventions

1430 – 1500: Afternoon Tea

1500 – 1630: Session Four – The MHFA Action Plan for Substance use Problems

  • Crisis first aid for severe effects of substance use
  • Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour
  • Continue through the MHFA actions when there is no crisis

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THIS COURSE IS ENDORSED BY

This training course is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 12 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard

This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim up to 12 CPD hours.

Successful completion of the Standard Mental Health First Aid course earns 12 CMHN continuing professional education (CPE) points.

This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim up to 12 CPD hours.

COURSE PRESENTER

Sue Walker is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

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VENUE

Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters

Corner of Markeri Street & Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, 4218

When you call to book your accommodation quote reservation #2038584 and you will get it at the special price of $149.00 per night including breakfast.

THINGS TO DO DURING YOUR STAY

THINGS TO DO DURING YOUR STAY

The attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, your Gold Coast holiday offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment – from dazzling big budget Gold Coast theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums.

AMUSEMENTS AND THEME PARKS

The Coast’s kid cred is already world renowned – theme parks rise from the sand and sea. Jump into cute, cuddly and roaring wildlife encounters; worlds built entirely for those that bounce; and ice-creameries serving up sugar highs from just about every corner.

NEED A BIT OF RETAIL THERAPY?

Shopping on the Gold Coast reflects an easy, breezy resort aesthetic – markets, outlet malls, boutiques and high-end designers.

ENJOY SOME FABULOUS FOOD

The Coast is a place where night bites, hatted restaurants, street-eats and breweries are all served with a side of alfresco. A place where five-star feasting means dusting the sand from your feet; where surfers swap their boards for a latte at sun-up and little ones break from beachside frolics to feast on epic spreads of fish and chips.

See what other mental health first aid attendees have said…

It was very well presented. The content was clear and concise. I work with a nursing agency and I go to different hospitals and nursing homes. This certificate will be of great assistance to me because I meet all sorts of clients in my travels.

The in-depth information on each area of the mental health issues covered in this course will now enable me to recognize someone who is in need of help and the best way to assist.

My overall response to this course is of very high opinions. I didn’t even know that Mental Health First Aid existed and am very impressed and excited to integrate it and be able to possibly help people I may come across who may be struggling with an illness that others may not recognise effectively.

Costs & Inclusions

  • Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion as evidence of their continuing CPD requirements
  • An education program based on current best practice information
  • A Presenter that is recognised as an expert in their field and is excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with program Attendees
  • A satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard, and additional information to support a fantastic education experience
  • A lovely morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
  • A Certificate of Completion issued by Mental Health First Aid Australia for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
  • Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years
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Registration Cost

$615.00
$550.00 (Nursing CPD Institute Members)
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Please Note:

  • Travel and accommodation is not included in the registration price
  • Prices include GST

The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

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