Mental Health First Aid for the Older Person

2 – 3 April 2020 | Hervey Bay, 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

    Specialist Nurse Educator

    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: 02/04/2020

    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: 03/04/2020

    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.

    Venue and Destination

    The venue for this event is still to be confirmed

    Things to do During your Visit

    Hervey Bay, where you can soak up the sun and sink your toes into the soft sand at safe swimming beaches, sheltered by Fraser Island. Walk the historic Urangan Pier or stroll the flat pathways of the beachfront esplanade, dotted with seaside cafes and picnic spots, while enjoying stunning views.

    Wetside Waterpark

    The water park features hundreds of spouts and jets, fountains interactive play equipment, water slides, surfing, tipping buckets, music and a giant water screen.

    Visit Fraser Island

    Fraser Island – also known as the largest sand island in the world. You can gaze up at towering ancient trees in astonishing rainforests growing out of sand on this World Heritage-listed wonder, be amazed by the incredible sapphire blues and emeraldene greens in the stunning freshwater lakes and float down Eli Creek.

    Fishing Hervey Bay

    Fishing Hervey Bay has long been known as one of the best destinations for fishermen and fisher women to come and enjoy clean, crystal waters to fish in. Hervey Bay is surrounded by many Islands, including the closest Island – Round Island, a short distance away – Woody Island and the great Fraser Island.

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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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