Mental Health First Aid for the Older Person Course

10 – 11 September 2020 | The Gold Coast, Queensland

Phone: 07 4153 4215
Email: [email protected]

Mental Health First Aid for the Older Person

12 CPD Hours
The 12-hour Older Person Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult, particularly those who work with, live with or care for older people, including families and carers.

Learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in older people, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

The Older Person Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to assist a person aged 65+ who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion and dementia
  • Psychosis

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Delirium
  • Unsafe and challenging behaviours due to confusion

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of mental health problems in the older person
  • Explore key mental health problems found in this client group – Depression, anxiety, confusion, dementia, and psychosis
  • Learn how to manage the mental health crisis situations associated with the key mental health problems
  • Examine how to put lessons learned into practice

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.

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Our Presenter:

Sue Walker

R.N., BACH NURSING (Admin), M.P.H.C. (Palliative Care), MACN 

Sue Walker is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. 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.

Conference Program:

day ONE: 10/09 2020

Session One: Mental Illness: Risk factors, prevalence and Impact, and The MHFA Action Plan
Session Two: The Signs and Symptoms of Depression
Session Three: The MHFA Action Plan for Depression
Session Four: The Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Problems 

day two: 11/09/2020

Session One: The MHFA Action Plan for Anxiety Problems and the Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis
Session Two: The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis
Session Three: Dementia and Confusion Signs and Symptoms
Session Four: The MHFA Action Plan for Dementia and Confusion

OUR AFFILIATION WITH ACN PROVIDES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW YOUR CAREER AND TAP INTO YOUR INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL.

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.

The Venue:

Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters

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

If you are looking for a place to stay, we have secured a special rate for our attendees, of $149.00 per night including breakfast, call 07 5572 2500 and quote the reservation number (#2473132) when making your booking to take advantage of this offer.

Things to do during your visit

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.

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See what other MHFA attendees have said…

Very informative and interesting. I feel that after attending this course, I have greater knowledge and skills to deal with issues concerning Mental Health within an employment and personal capacity.
Zara

I found this course extremely enlightening, relevant and helpful. I believe this course is essential to everyone working with older people and also to families, church communities and the community at large.
Shanta

Interesting, very important as well. People need to be aware of this course to assist a loved one or someone in need to get the right information and assistance.
Koichi

Conference Education Governance

The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference 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.

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Costs & Inclusions

  • 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

$462.50

$396.50 (NCI Members)

*prices include GST

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