Older Person Mental Health First Aid

04 - 05 July 2022 | The Sunshine Coast | 12 CPD Hours
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Phone: 07 4151 3884

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

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.

Many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared when thinking about starting a mental health conversation with someone they are concerned about. Understanding how to talk about mental health and having the confidence and knowledge to help someone in need are important skills that any person in the community can learn.

In completing this course attendees can become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become accredited.

Synopsis

Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Completing a MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills to support a client, friend, family member, or co-worker.

Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community and in your workplace.

Who is this conference for?

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.

You will learn 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.

What you will learn:

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

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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
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Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion and dementia
  • Psychosis
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    Mental health crisis situations covered are:

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

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    Our Presenter:

    Sue Walker

    RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), 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.

    Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

    Conference Program:

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    Day One: 04 July 2022

    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

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    Day Two: 05 July 2022

    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

    The Venue: TBA (but it will be fabulous!)

    Things to do During your Sunshine Coast Visit

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    Bli Bli Watersports

    Located on David Low Way Bli Bli Watersports boast 50 acres of water-born-fun to be had.

    From wakeboarding in the cables ski area, bouncing on the inflatable in Wake Park or throwing a line in to try and catch the elusive Barra, you are sure to have a great time.

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    Enjoy some fabulous food

    Without a doubt the Sunshine Coast is a great place for any foodie to visit. It has an array of delicious places to eat and farmers markets to visit.

    Even the venue of the conference is well known for its tasty food.

     

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    Need some retail therapy?

    Of course the place to go to fight the shopping big is to visit iconic Sunshine Plaza.

    With over 320 specialty stores there is something for the whole family.

    Who doesn’t love a good dose of retail therapy?

    This Course is Endorsed by

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

    CONFERENCE GOVERNANCE

    The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses.

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    Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.

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    Happy attendees

    Sue was a great presenter. Knows the topic well. Was able to engage the group well.

    Anne

    Older Persons Mental Health First Aid | The Gold Coast

    Great training. I found all information useful for my current practice. I feel I have more confidence dealing with someone in a crisis.

    Jackie

    Older Persons Mental Health First Aid | Bundaberg

    I admit to having a short attention span. Sue Walker always manages to keep me engaged.

    Chris

    Older Persons Mental Health First Aid | The Gold Coast

    What’s Included

    • Course participants receive a copy of a MHFA Manual to keep
    • 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, and additional information to support a fantastic education experience
    • 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

    Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.
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    Registration Cost

    $490.00 inc GST

    $465.45 inc GST

    (NCI Member Price)

    Please Note: $5 from every registration will be donated to the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club.

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