Standard Mental Health First Aid

09 - 10 March 2022 | The Gold Coast | 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 conference 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 (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: 09 March 2022

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: 10 March 2022

Session 1: The MHFA Action Plan for Anxiety Problems and the Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis
Session 2: The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis
Session 3: Substance use Problems: Signs and Symptoms
Session 4: The MHFA Action Plan for Substance use Problems

The Venue: 

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Hotel Mermaid Waters

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

Things to do During your Gold Coast Visit

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Something to do for everyone

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.

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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.

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Need some retail therapy?

The Gold Coast shopping scene is vast - from discount factory outlets to high-end designer boutiques and everything in between.

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

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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.

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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Happy attendees

Sue presented the course well, showing she had a deal of knowledge in this area. She included personal antidotes in her presentation. She was easy to listen to and I gained a great deal from the presentation.

Eleni

Standard Mental Health First Aid | Gold Coast

Sue was a great instructor and had us all involved in the course.

Steven

Standard Mental Health First Aid | Rockhampton

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 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

$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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