Standard Mental Health First Aid

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29-30 April 2024 | Bundaberg | 12 CPD Hours

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Phone: 07 4151 3884

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Learn how to assist 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 professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

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.

Mental Health in the workplace is a growing concern. This course will assist employers to create a workplace where mental health is identified as of key importance and where there are trained personnel available to staff to identify concerns and address issues before they escalate.

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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 course for?

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult.

You will learn how to assist an adult 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of mental health in Australia
  • Investigate the common mental health conditions in the community
  • Explore the crisis situations that can stem from common mental health conditions
  • Learn how to identify and assist an individual who is experiencing a deterioration in their mental health
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Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
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Mental health crisis situations covered are:

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

Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development platform to assist Nurses in meeting their annual CPD requirements.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, and Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.

 

Sue Walker

Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development platform to assist Nurses in meeting their annual CPD requirements.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, and Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.

Sue has extensive experience as a clinician, educator, and senior manager. She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including, key issues in healthcare, such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact the health of the clinician. Other topics presented comprise of Nursing Leadership, Emergency Management, Mental health, Aged Care, Advanced Life Support, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, and Workplace Bullying.

Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community and Nurses experience the healthcare system.

“Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. To continue to meet professional and community expectations Nurses and Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution to health care delivery and assert their collective strength to safeguard the community and ensure their ongoing professional needs are recognised and met.

Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession.  The knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client”.

The Program:

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Day One:

Session 1: Mental Illness: Risk factors, prevalence and Impact, and The MHFA Action Plan
Session 2: The Signs and Symptoms of Depression
Session 3: The MHFA Action Plan for Depression
Session 4:
The Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Problems

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Day Two:

Session 5: The MHFA Action Plan for Anxiety Problems and the Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis
Session 6: The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis
Session 7: Substance use Problems: Signs and Symptoms
Session 8: The MHFA Action Plan for Substance use Problems

The Venue:

Kelly’s Beach Resort

Trevors Road, Bargara 4670
1800 246 141
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https://www.kellysbeachresort.com.au/villas/

 

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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 Nursing CPD. Nursing CPD 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

Presented so well, Sue captures the audience in a calm & happy way. Meditation should be a daily part of our lives & having the knowledge from Sue l am sure my day will be calmer as l practice what Sue has shown us.

Leanne

Nursing Retreat | Gold Coast Hinterlands

I always enjoy Sue Walker's presentations. She is very fabulous at including everyone. I always enjoy Nursing CPD presentations. I’ve been attending since 2011 and have never been disappointed. I look forward to my next adventure in learning and travelling.

Donna

Weight Loss and Wellness | Port Douglas

Sue was very approachable spoke clearly and was more then willing to answer any questions we had for her, she presented herself in a very professional manner and I would highly recommend this course to anybody.

Gavin

Standard Mental Health First Aid | Bundaberg

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 who is recognised as an expert in her field and is excited to be able to share her 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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$490.00 inc GST

$465.50 inc GST

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