Older Person Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid
MHFA to assist Older People

Working or Living with Older People?

If you would you like training to understand the specific mental health needs of older people, then, this new, comprehensive MHFA course is for you.  Using a practical, expert consensus-based action plan, participants learn how to assist an older person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis.

“This is very rewarding training, on a challenging health concern, that impacts us all with family.” 
MHFA Participant 2018

COURSE CONTENT
Depression and anxiety
Confusion and dementia
Psychosis
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Panic attacks
Delirium
Unsafe and challenging behaviours due to confusion.

COURSE FORMAT
12 hours face-to face, normally delivered over two days, however a four day format is also possible.

“The thing that is needed is an understanding of older people without ageism. It’s probably the most important thing to make recovery real.”

Dr Rod McKay, psychiatrist, Recovery into Practice Forum, Sydney, 2013,
Mental Health Commission of NSW