Just released in Nov 2017
Older Persons 65 + Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA)
Evidence based Internationally award winning training
2 days - 12 hours Training
Please contact us for a quote and more information on the public courses including Perth and regional areas..
MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.
OPMHFA courses can provide workers and members of the community who are involved with older persons 65+ with:
Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems;
Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available;
Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem;
Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, confusion and dementia, delirium and psychotic behaviour.
Developing mental health problems covered:
Depression in older persons Anxiety in older persons Psychosis Substance use disorder in the older person, Confusion, dementia and delirium
Mental health crisis covered:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours Panic attacks Unsafe and challenging behvaiours in the older person eg. wandering Severe psychotic states Delirium Aggressive behaviours